Distribution of libraries in an urban space and its effect on their use: The case of Tel Aviv

Snunith Shoham, Sara Hershkovitz, Dalya Metzer

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Abstract

This study of the Tel Aviv library system examined the factors influencing the service range distances of each of the system branches; and the differences among the city subquarters in terms of amount of library use. The study's sample comprised 10% of the system's card holders (4,088). The study used a geostatistical method that compiled the average distance of each branch from its actual users. The socioeconomic status of the area where the library is located was found to be the most influential factor in choosing which branch to use. The existence of a library in the area, together with the possession of a car were found to be the factors most strongly correlated to library registration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-181
Number of pages15
JournalLibrary and Information Science Research
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

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