Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Study Reveals Deeply Embedded Habit of Library Use Among All Classes and Age Groups

In the first national study of its kind, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reported that each year 77 million people across all economic strata use libraries for computer access, two-thirds of them to find information for friends and family. Nearly half of those between 14 and 18 have used libraries to get access to the Internet. Almost one in four make use of public libraries' wireless services while traveling. For more details on the study, Click here. For a Boston Globe report on the report, Click here.