Washington State did a survey of library users from a variety of public libraries in Washington State and asked whAdd Newat they use on the Library Website. Most used it to search the library catalog and place holds but some did used it for research. The public library survey results show what users used in the way of online databases. It makes for very interesting reading. Do you think if we did a survey it would be much different?
The survey was administered by providing a link and image for public libraries to put on their websites. In the interest of user anonymity, they did not collect any information about which users came from which libraries, which means that they cannot parse out data based on library size. This summary aggregates responses and comments from all users that started the survey. 1,209 library users started the survey, with 90.1% (1,089 library users) completing it.