December 11, 2017

2012 Library Ebook Usage Reports

Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s 2012 Ebook Usage Reports present the most up to date data on the driving factors behind library ebook usage activity and purchasing trends in the public, academic, and school (K-12) library markets.


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Ebook Usage Report sponsors

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Now in their third year, the reports track long term trends and present detailed information about how libraries are adapting to this technology.

Each specialized report includes:

  • Executive summary on how libraries have adapted to ebooks and projections for the future
  • Detailed data tables for comparisons of 2012 and 2011 data
  • Full text comments about librarians’ experiences with ebooks in their libraries

The reports provide insight into:

  • Ebook collection size and composition
  • Circulation/usage measurements
  • Favored devices and format offerings
  • Current and projected state of ebook budgets
  • Factors influencing ebook collection building and purchasing activity
  • Vendor preferences and attributes

The results compiled in these reports are based on 2,586 total respondents:

  • 820 U.S. public libraries
  • 1,427 U.S. school (K-12) libraries
  • 339 U.S. academic libraries (graduate, 4-year and 2-year institutions)