The Future of Libraries


There are over 121,000 libraries in the U.S. and Americans rely on libraries for everything from books and magazines to digital media and internet access. Libraries have faced a number of struggles and successes over the past few years, but one thing is clear: Libraries are willing to adapt and experiment in order to help their communities.  have produced this Infographic looking at the hi-tech challenges facing libraries and how they are responding to new hi-tech demands.

Some interesting points:

  • There are over 121,000 libraries in America and 69% of Americans use libraries
  • 67% of libraries offer downloadable e-books and 28% lend out e-readers and mobile devices
  • 95% of libraries have some kind of online, social media presence

The Future of Libraries