Monday, November 19, 2012

To borrow or buy what do eBook users do? Both!

Over the summer ALA and Overdrive conducted a survey of library users to find out what they're thinking and doing about books, eBooks, and libraries.  Check the survey out here.

Just a few highlights:

*  Over 75,000 people participated in the survey, the most (6005) were from New York state.

*  More than half of the eBook readers visit their physical library every month.

*  eBook borrows are also eBook buyers.

*  35% of respondents said they had purchased a book (physical or digital) after borrowing the book from the library.

*  57.5% (37,357 respondents) say they have discovered new books to read through their public libraries.  (Go Readers' Advisory!!)

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