13% Have Accessed Library Services By Mobile Device

Jan 07, 2013

Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device. This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject. An earlier survey in 2009 by scholars at the University of Washington found that 6% of Americans ages 16 and older had used a mobile device to connect to a library site, so the incidence of this activity has doubled since then.

Those who are most likely to have connected to a library site include parents of minor children, women, and those with at least some college education.

In all, the Pew Internet Project survey finds that 39% of Americans ages 16 and older have gone to a library website at one time or another and, of them, 64% visited a library site in the previous 12 months. That translates into 25% of all Americans ages 16+ who visited a library website in the past year.

Read the full article, 13% Have Accessed Library Services By Mobile Device, on the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

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