In addition to free public access to computers and the Internet, public libraries provide their communities with robust electronic collections. One area of significant interest and growth has been the provision of e-books. Nationwide, 76% of public libraries report offering free access to e-books to library patrons - up over 20% since 2009.
More maps and additional state-by-state data is available in Online Extras.
Get more information about the 2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study from the ALA and our research partner, the Information Policy & Access Center.