The impact of the public library on business success: An analysis based on medium-sized businesses in Ontario
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science
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A survey was conducted of Ontario medium-sized businesses to investigate the impact of the public library on business success. It was found that 45% of the businesses used the library; 58% of these users sought the help of library staff; and 90% of these users were successful in their library searching. A significant relationship was found between public library use and business success, with those who used the library being more successful. If the public library were to be closed, 31% of the businesses anticipated that there would be some or significant impact on them.