ALA Survey of U.S. Libraries

A new American Library Association (ALA) survey of U.S. libraries documents a shift in services to support students, faculty, and communities at large during the crisis and phased preparations for the months ahead. While virtually all libraries (99%) report limited access to the physical building, survey respondents shared leaps in the use of digital content, online learning, and virtual programs. More than 3,800 K-12 school, college and university, public, and other libraries from all 50 states responded to the survey between May 12th-18th. Public libraries represented about 2,900 of all responses, with an estimated 30% response rate.

Click here for the PDF summary of survey results.