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