March 26, 2010

First-Ever National Study of Computer Usage in Libraries

NEARLY ONE -third of American age 14 or older - roughly 77 million people-used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year, according to a report released by the University of Washington Information School. The study's data shows that:
  • 40 percent of library computer users received help with career needs
  • 37 percent focused on health issues
  • 42 percent received help with educational needs
  • 60 percent used the library's computers to connect with others

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