The Future of Libraries

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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. OpenSite.org  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

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