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Tug of War: Use vs. Funding
Cuts to state funding of public libraries
High-speed internet access
Decreased or flat budgets, decreased services
Supply not meeting demand: connection speeds and public-use computers
Resources and training at public libraries
Mobile technology is enhancing access to library services
E-books - and e-book readers - are available
See full infographic: U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm
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