A recent report and a Gallup poll provide evidence of frequent library use among Americans, especially Generation Z and Millennials.

The American Library Association report titled Gen Z and Millennials: How They Use Public Libraries and Identify Through Media Use, demonstrated that 54% of Gen Z and millennials visited a physical library within a 12-month period, attracting even those who don’t identify as readers. Additionally, these age groups prefer print books to digital formats.

A 2019 Gallup poll found that visits to libraries outpaced trips to the movie theater, live sports and music events, and museums. The study also found that women visit the library at twice the frequency of men, people under 49 visit libraries more often than older Americans, and libraries’ popularity has held steady since a similar 2001 poll.