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How Do Americans Use Public Libraries?—You Asked Series
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April 10, 2016

Public libraries have many resources for immigrants. Here Shahla Mostafavi and her son Parsa Fallahi check out books at Gaithersburg Library in Maryland. Mostafavi immigrated from Iran 10 years ago and finds the library a useful place to learn English. © Washington Post/Getty Images
Public libraries have many resources for immigrants. Here Shahla Mostafavi and her son Parsa Fallahi check out books at Gaithersburg Library in Maryland. Mostafavi immigrated from Iran 10 years ago and finds the library a useful place to learn English. © Washington Post/Getty Images

Libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed. U.S. public libraries still offer a selection of print books and other reading material. But, increasingly, they are equipped with computers with free Internet access and other electronic resources. Many sponsor reading programs and help patrons with their job searches and job applications.

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