70% of adults live within 2 miles of a library
70% of all adults say there is a public library within two miles of their home, while 28% say there is not a library close at hand, according to the Pew Internet Project. Among those with a library nearby, 58% say they have visited the library recently. Among those who say there is not a library within two miles, 42% say they have visited the library. In perhaps another perspective on the role of convenience, among those with a disability, only 46% say they have been to the library. Among those without a disability, 55% have been to the library in 2007.