How and why public libraries can, should and do facilitate the use of the Internet by the homeless: a look at the programs, barriers and political climate

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Winkelstein, Julie Ann; Cortez, Edwin-Michael;
  • Subject: Public libraries | Internet access | Poor people’s library policy | Homeless | Library and information science | LIS education | M-STO/08

The use of the Internet by library patrons in public libraries has risen rapidly. Bertot et al. (2006) report that as of 2006, 98.9% of U.S. public library branches were connected to the Internet and 98.4% of these offered public Internet access. The number of homeless ... View more
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