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Library Usage

This poll is to measure how much the average person knows about their public library's sources as well as how often they utilize it. It was created to collect data for an undergraduate sociology course research project.
Please select your gender.
Male
Female
Please select your age range below.
17 or younger.
18-29
30-39
40-49
50+
Did you ever visit the public library as a child?
Yes
No
Unsure
Do you use your public library?
Yes
No
If you do not utilize the public library, please indicate why. Choose the answer that is most true for you.
Uninterested in using the library
Unable to travel to the library
No library in the area
The library does not carry materials I am interested in
What service do you use the library for the most?
Check-out books
Use the computers/internet
Study/research
Check-out digital media, DVDs, or CDs
Computer classes
Children's/Young Adult section
Other/Not listed
On average, how often do you check out books at the library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
On average, how often do you check out audio books on CD at the library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you check out DVDs at the public library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often to you check out digital content at the library (ebooks, digital audio books)?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Unsure if library offers service
How often do you use the ILL (InterLibrary Loan) services at your local public library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you use your public library's law library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you use the children's area of the public library (for yourself or a another)?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you use the Young Adult section of the public library (for yourself or another)?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
Are you a member of any of the following community programs associated with your public library? (ex.: Teen Advisory Board, Friends of the Library, etc.)
Yes, one
Yes, more than one
No, but once was
No
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you access public computers/the Internet when at the public library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you use your library's computer classes?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
How often do you study/perform research at the public library?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
How often do you use the public library for genealogical research?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers service
Where do you get most of your information about the public library and what services it offers?
The library's web site
Phone the library and ask
Friends/family
Physically going to the library to ask
None/uninterested in library services
In your opinion, do you think your local public library is outdated?
Yes, in all aspects
Yes, in some areas (material availability, technology access, etc)
No
Unsure
How often do you participate in community services at the public library (Movie Night, Art Walk, etc)?
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never/less than once a year
Library does not/unsure if library offers services
In your opinion, which of the following library services do you feel needs the MOST improvement?
Library material choice/availability (books, CDs, DVDs, etc)
Library technology availability (computer access, digital content, etc)
Library services and outreach programs (computer classes, Teen Boards, etc)
None
Unsure of quality of available library services
Which of the following library services do you feel needs the LEAST improvement?
Library material choice/availability (books, CDs, DVDs, etc)
Library technology availability (computer access, digital content, etc)
Library services and outreach programs (computer classes, Teen Boards, etc)
None
Unsure of quality of library services
This poll was created on 2012-11-30 06:13:27 by Rmoore