US Student Survey, University Library Resource Use, 2018 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “U.S. Student Survey, University Library Resource Use, 2018”
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This major study of how US college students use their college libraries presents data from a representative sample of 1,100 college students attending 4-year colleges in the United States. The report provides very detailed demographic data on library use of many types of library resources, including but not limited to: public workstations, technology loan programs for laptops, tablets and other resources, 3D printers, group study rooms, information literacy classes, specialized technology rooms and common areas, DVDs and videos, e-book collections and much more.

Data in the report is presented in aggregate form and then broken down separately for seventeen different variables, including but not limited to: college grades, gender, income level, year of college study, SAT/ACT scores, regional origin, age, sexual orientation, college major, and other personal variables, and by Carnegie class, enrollment size, and public/private status of participants’ higher education institutions. ‘investigation.

Key notes:

  • The use of e-book collections increases with age. Only 28.93% of people aged 19 or younger had used the e-book collection in the previous month, compared to 38.41% of people aged 22.

  • In general, large colleges and universities by enrollment were more likely than their smaller counterparts to house students who rarely or never used the library and about 43% of students at colleges with more than 16,500 students enrolled visited the library once a month or less frequently.

  • The use of items placed on library reserve in the previous month was much higher at private colleges than at public colleges; the reserves were used by 18.35% of the students in the first but almost half, 9.94% in the second.

  • Students majoring in business and finance and social sciences were the most likely to have used a library group study room in the past month – about 46.5% in both cases; fine and performing arts students were the least likely – just 32.47%.

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