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

Source: Samantha Becker, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney, Carol Landry, Anita Rocha, Institute of Museum and Library Services, March 2010

From the summary:
Seventy-seven million people–roughly one-third of the U.S. population over the age of 14–used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year, according to a new report. In 2009, as the nation struggled with a recession, people relied on library technology to find work, apply for college, secure government benefits, learn about critical medical treatments, and connect with their communities.
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