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Research Brief No. 4: Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users

This brief provides a demographic analysis of public access computer users and uses and demonstrates that public libraries are providing much more than basic technology access. Read More

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Opportunity for All: How Library Policies and Practices Impact Public Internet Access

This report offers an analysis of the service in four public library systems and makes recommendations for strategies that help to sustain and improve public access service. Read More

Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries

Conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IMLS, this report is based on the first large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries. Read More

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Research Brief No. 3: Majority of States Report Decline in Support for Library Services

Like many state-level agencies, State Library Administrative Agencies are experiencing serious cuts to their budgets. These cuts come at a time when record numbers of people, across a wide range of social and economic circumstances, are turning to libraries to meet some very basic information needs. Read More

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State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2009

This report marks the fourth release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), IMLS, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More