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Reasons to visit the library in the Netherlands 2020

The statistic displays the results of survey question on reasons to visit the library in the Netherlands in 2020. The survey outcomes indicate that the majority of respondents who made use of libraries visited their library to borrow books. Over 69 percent of respondents indicated that borrowing books was their main motivation for visiting the library, and 41 percent went to the library to work or study there.

What was the most important reason for your last library visit?

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

April 3, 2017 to April 20, 2017

Number of respondents

435 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents who borrow books occasionally

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Wat was de belangrijkste reden waarom u toen de bibliotheek bezocht heeft?" (English: What was the most important reason for visiting the library then?)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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