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Survey of american college students use of academic library info

SURVEY OF AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS:
USE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARY INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY LENDING PROGRAMS

ISBN 978-1-57440-510-1 ©2018 Primary Research Group Inc.


Survey of American College Students: Use of Academic Library Information Technology Lending Programs

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Survey of American College Students: Use of Academic Library Information Technology Lending Programs

Table of Contents
THE QUESTIONNAIRE.......................................................................................................................................... 14
Characteristics of the Sample ........................................................................................................................ 18
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS .................................................................................................................... 22
Student Borrowing of Laptops ................................................................................................................. 22
Student Borrowing of Tablets .................................................................................................................. 22
Student Borrowing of Smartphones ...................................................................................................... 22

Student Borrowing of Cameras & Camcorders.................................................................................. 23
Student Borrowing of Mics & Audio Recorders ................................................................................ 23
Student Borrowing of Tripods ................................................................................................................. 23
Student Borrowing of External Hard Drives ...................................................................................... 23
Student Borrowing of Calculators .......................................................................................................... 23
Student Borrowing of Headphones or Headsets............................................................................... 24
Student Borrowing of Student Response Systems or “Clickers” ................................................ 24
Student Borrowing of Mobile Device Chargers ................................................................................. 24
Student Borrowing of Energy Meters ................................................................................................... 24
Student Borrowing of Projectors, Presentation Clickers and other forms of Presentation
Technology ...................................................................................................................................................... 25
Devices and Technologies that Students Would like to See More of in their Library
Technology Lending Programs ................................................................................................................ 25
Table 1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library any of the following?
................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Table 1.1.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop? ...... 26
Table 1.1.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution .............................................. 26
Table 1.1.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ............................................................................................... 26
Table 1.1.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by age of survey participant .............................................................................................. 26
Table 1.1.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ........ 27
Table 1.1.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ................................................................... 27
Table 1.1.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by college year class standing .......................................................................................... 27
Table 1.1.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by approximate student family annual income ......................................................... 27
Table 1.1.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ..................................................... 28
Table 1.1.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ............................................... 28
Table 1.1.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ................................................................ 28
Table 1.1.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ................................ 29
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Table 1.1.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by gender of the survey participant ............................................................................... 29
Table 1.1.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ................................................................... 29
Table 1.1.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey participant ............... 30
Table 1.1.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ....................................... 30
Table 1.1.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ........................................................ 30
Table 1.1.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Laptop?
Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ........................................................ 31
Table 1.2.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet? ....... 32
Table 1.2.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution .............................................. 32
Table 1.2.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ............................................................................................... 32
Table 1.2.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by age of survey participant .............................................................................................. 32
Table 1.2.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ........ 33
Table 1.2.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ................................................................... 33
Table 1.2.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by college year class standing .......................................................................................... 33
Table 1.2.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by approximate student family annual income ......................................................... 33
Table 1.2.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ..................................................... 34
Table 1.2.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ............................................... 34
Table 1.2.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ................................................................ 34
Table 1.2.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ................................ 35
Table 1.2.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by gender of the survey participant ............................................................................... 35
Table 1.2.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ................................................................... 35
Table 1.2.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey participant ............... 36
Table 1.2.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ....................................... 36
Table 1.2.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ........................................................ 36
Table 1.2.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tablet?
Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ........................................................ 37
Table 1.3.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
.............................................................................................................................................................................. 38
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Table 1.3.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution .............................................. 38
Table 1.3.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ............................................................................................... 38
Table 1.3.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by age of survey participant .............................................................................................. 38
Table 1.3.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ........ 39
Table 1.3.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ................................................................... 39
Table 1.3.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by college year class standing .......................................................................................... 39
Table 1.3.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by approximate student family annual income ......................................................... 39
Table 1.3.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Smartphone?
Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ..................................................... 40
Table 1.3.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ................... 40
Table 1.3.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant .................................... 40
Table 1.3.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant .... 41
Table 1.3.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ................................................... 41
Table 1.3.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ....................................... 41
Table 1.3.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 42
Table 1.3.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ........... 42
Table 1.3.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ............................ 42
Table 1.3.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a
Smartphone? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ............................ 43
Table 1.4.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? ................................................................................................................................................... 43
Table 1.4.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution ................... 43
Table 1.4.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ................................................................... 43
Table 1.4.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: for Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by age of survey participant .................................................................. 44
Table 1.4.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 44
Table 1.4.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant........................................ 44
Table 1.4.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by college year class standing ............................................................... 44
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Table 1.4.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by approximate student family annual income ............................. 45
Table 1.4.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ......................... 45
Table 1.4.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant.................... 45
Table 1.4.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: for Cameras
or Camcorders? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ............................... 46
Table 1.4.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant .... 46
Table 1.4.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ................................................... 46
Table 1.4.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out for students in public or private colleges ......................................... 47
Table 1.4.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 47
Table 1.4.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ............ 47
Table 1.4.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ............................. 47
Table 1.4.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Cameras or
Camcorders? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ............................ 48
Table 1.5.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? ....................................................................................................................................................... 49
Table 1.5.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution....................... 49
Table 1.5.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ....................................................................... 49
Table 1.5.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by age of survey participant ...................................................................... 49
Table 1.5.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 50
Table 1.5.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ........................................... 50
Table 1.5.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by college year class standing .................................................................. 50
Table 1.5.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by approximate student family annual income ................................. 50
Table 1.5.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ............................. 51
Table 1.5.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ....................... 51
Table 1.5.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ........................................ 51
Table 1.5.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ........ 52
Table 1.5.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ....................................................... 52
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Table 1.5.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ........................................... 52
Table 1.5.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 53
Table 1.5.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ............... 53
Table 1.5.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ................................ 53
Table 1.5.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mics or Audio
Recorders? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ................................ 54
Table 1.6.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod? ...... 55
Table 1.6.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution .............................................. 55
Table 1.6.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ............................................................................................... 55
Table 1.6.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by age of survey participant .............................................................................................. 55
Table 1.6.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ........ 56
Table 1.6.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ................................................................... 56
Table 1.6.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by college year class standing .......................................................................................... 56
Table 1.6.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by approximate student family annual income ......................................................... 56
Table 1.6.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ..................................................... 57
Table 1.6.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ............................................... 57
Table 1.6.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ................................................................ 57
Table 1.6.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ................................ 58
Table 1.6.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by gender of the survey participant ............................................................................... 58
Table 1.6.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ................................................................... 58
Table 1.6.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey participant ............... 59
Table 1.6.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ....................................... 59
Table 1.6.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ........................................................ 59
Table 1.6.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Tripod?
Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ........................................................ 60
Table 1.7.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive?...................................................................................................................................................... 60
Table 1.7.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution ..................... 60
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Table 1.7.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ..................................................................... 60
Table 1.7.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by age of survey participant .................................................................... 61
Table 1.7.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Table 1.7.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant .......................................... 61
Table 1.7.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by college year class standing ................................................................. 62
Table 1.7.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by approximate student family annual income ............................... 62
Table 1.7.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ........................... 62
Table 1.7.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ...................... 63
Table 1.7.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ....................................... 63
Table 1.7.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ...... 63
Table 1.7.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ..................................................... 64
Table 1.7.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: .......................................... 64
Table 1.7.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 64
Table 1.7.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant .............. 64
Table 1.7.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ............................... 65
Table 1.7.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: an External
Hard Drive? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant .............................. 65
Table 1.8.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator? 66
Table 1.8.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution .............................................. 66
Table 1.8.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ............................................................................................... 66
Table 1.8.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by age of survey participant .............................................................................................. 66
Table 1.8.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ........ 67
Table 1.8.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out regional origins of the survey participant ................................................................... 67
Table 1.8.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by college year class standing .......................................................................................... 67
Table 1.8.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by approximate student family annual income ......................................................... 67
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Table 1.8.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ..................................................... 68
Table 1.8.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ............................................... 68
Table 1.8.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ................................................................ 68
Table 1.8.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ................................ 69
Table 1.8.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by gender of the survey participant ............................................................................... 69
Table 1.8.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out for students in public or private colleges..................................................................... 69
Table 1.8.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey participant ............... 70
Table 1.8.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ....................................... 70
Table 1.8.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ........................................................ 70
Table 1.8.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Calculator?
Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ........................................................ 71
Table 1.9.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? ........................................................................................................................................................... 72
Table 1.9.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution ........................... 72
Table 1.9.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ........................................................................... 72
Table 1.9.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by age of survey participant .......................................................................... 72
Table 1.9.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 73
Table 1.9.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant................................................ 73
Table 1.9.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by college year class standing ....................................................................... 73
Table 1.9.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by approximate student family annual income ..................................... 73
Table 1.9.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones or
Headset? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ................................. 74
Table 1.9.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ...................... 74
Table 1.9.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ....................................... 74
Table 1.9.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant ....... 75
Table 1.9.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ...................................................... 75
Table 1.9.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: .......................................... 75
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Table 1.9.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 76
Table 1.9.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant .............. 76
Table 1.9.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ............................... 76
Table 1.9.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Headphones
or Headset? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ............................... 77
Table 1.10.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? ................................................................................................................ 78
Table 1.10.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s
institution......................................................................................................................................................... 78
Table 1.10.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment ................................ 78
Table 1.10.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by age of survey participant ............................... 78
Table 1.10.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban
and urban areas of origin ........................................................................................................................... 79
Table 1.10.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant .... 79
Table 1.10.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by college year class standing............................ 79
Table 1.10.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by approximate student family annual income
.............................................................................................................................................................................. 79
Table 1.10.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 80
Table 1.10.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 80
Table 1.10.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant . 80
Table 1.10.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by current or likely college major of the
survey participant......................................................................................................................................... 81
Table 1.10.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ................ 81
Table 1.10.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: .... 82
Table 1.10.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of
the survey participant ................................................................................................................................. 82
Table 1.10.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 82
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Table 1.10.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant
.............................................................................................................................................................................. 83
Table 1.10.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: a Student
Response System or "Clicker"? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 83
Table 1.11.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? .......................................................................................................................................................... 84
Table 1.11.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution ......................... 84
Table 1.11.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment.......................................................................... 84
Table 1.11.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by age of survey participant ........................................................................ 84
Table 1.11.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 85
Table 1.11.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant .............................................. 85
Table 1.11.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by college year class standing ..................................................................... 85
Table 1.11.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by approximate student family annual income .................................... 85
Table 1.11.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile Device
Chargers? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ............................... 86
Table 1.11.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant ........... 86
Table 1.11.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ............................ 86
Table 1.11.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant
.............................................................................................................................................................................. 87
Table 1.11.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by gender of the survey participant ........................................... 87
Table 1.11.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: ............................... 87
Table 1.11.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 88
Table 1.11.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ... 88
Table 1.11.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant .................... 88
Table 1.11.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Mobile
Device Chargers? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant .................... 89
Table 1.12.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? .............................................................................................................................................................. 90
Table 1.12.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by Carnegie class of survey participant’s institution ............................. 90
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Table 1.12.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by Institutional Enrollment .............................................................................. 90
Table 1.12.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by age of survey participant............................................................................. 90
Table 1.12.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out for survey participants from rural, suburban and urban areas of
origin .................................................................................................................................................................. 91
Table 1.12.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out regional origins of the survey participant .................................................. 91
Table 1.12.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by college year class standing ......................................................................... 91
Table 1.12.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by approximate student family annual income ........................................ 91
Table 1.12.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by degree of religiosity of the survey participant ................................... 92
Table 1.12.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by type of political beliefs of the survey participant .............................. 92
Table 1.12.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by college grades of the survey participant ............................................... 92
Table 1.12.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by current or likely college major of the survey participant............... 93
Table 1.12.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by gender of the survey participant .............................................................. 93
Table 1.12.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out for students in public or private colleges: .................................................. 93
Table 1.12.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by type of domestic housing arrangement of the survey participant
.............................................................................................................................................................................. 94
Table 1.12.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by employment circumstance of the survey participant ...................... 94
Table 1.12.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by sexual orientation of the survey participant ....................................... 94
Table 1.12.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Energy
Meters? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ....................................... 95
Table 1.13.1 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? ...................................................................... 96
Table 1.13.2 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by Carnegie class of
survey participant’s institution ............................................................................................................... 96
Table 1.13.3 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by Institutional
Enrollment ....................................................................................................................................................... 96
Table 1.13.4 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by age of survey
participant ....................................................................................................................................................... 96
Table 1.13.5 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out for survey participants
from rural, suburban and urban areas of origin ............................................................................... 97

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Table 1.13.6 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out regional origins of the
survey participant......................................................................................................................................... 97
Table 1.13.7 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by college year class
standing ............................................................................................................................................................ 97
Table 1.13.8 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by approximate student
family annual income .................................................................................................................................. 98
Table 1.13.9 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by degree of religiosity of
the survey participant ................................................................................................................................. 98
Table 1.13.10 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by type of political
beliefs of the survey participant.............................................................................................................. 99
Table 1.13.11 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by college grades of the
survey participant......................................................................................................................................... 99
Table 1.13.12 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by current or likely
college major of the survey participant ................................................................................................ 99
Table 1.13.13 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by gender of the survey
participant ..................................................................................................................................................... 100
Table 1.13.14 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out for students in public or
private colleges ............................................................................................................................................ 100
Table 1.13.15 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by type of domestic
housing arrangement of the survey participant ............................................................................. 100
Table 1.13.16 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by employment
circumstance of the survey participant .............................................................................................. 101
Table 1.13.17 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by sexual orientation of
the survey participant ............................................................................................................................... 101
Table 1.13.18 Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library: Projectors,
Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech? Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of
the survey participant ............................................................................................................................... 101
What technology should your college library add or expand in its current lending program?
Broken out by ACT or SAT scores of the survey participant ........................................................... 103

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THE QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Please fill in the following contact information. If you win the drawing your Amazon
card will be sent to this email address.
A. Name:
B. Name of College that You Attend:
C. Email Address:
2. How old are you? (answer in number of years) e.g., "19" 0r "23" Do not include
fractions or descriptive phrases such as "years old"
3. Choose the phrase which best describes where you grew up before you went to
college. If more than one answer applies to you, choose the one that you feel best
reflects who you believe that you are.
A.
B.
C.
D.

I grew up in a major city with more than 350,000 people
I grew up in a small or medium sized city with less than 350,000 people.
I grew up in a suburban area
I grew up in a rural area.

4. I grew up mostly in:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.

The South
The Northeast
The Midwest
The West
in Canada
Abroad (other than Canada)

5. This semester I am a:
A.
B.
C.
D.

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

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6. What is the approximate annual income level of your family of origin (your Mom &
Dad or legal guardian)? For students over the age of 40 use your current family
income.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Less than $45,000 per year
$45,000 to $80,000 per year
$80,000+ to $150,000 per year
More than $150,000 per year

7. How would you describe your relationship with organized religion?
A. I practice a religion thoroughly and consider my religion to be a very important
part of my life.
B. I practice a religion and try to attend regular services and to participate as much
as I can.
C. I identify with a religion but can't say I put a lot of effort into practicing it.
D. I don't really believe in or practice an organized religion.
8. Choose the phrase that best describes your political views:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Very Left Wing
Liberal
Middle of the Road
Conservative
Very Right Wing

9. Which phrase best describes your college academic performance? (If you have not
yet received any grades choose what your tests and other experiences suggest will
be your grades)
A.
B.
C.
D.

A or A- average or more
B or B+ average
C or C+ average
D or D+ average or less

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10. Choose the phrase that best describes your academic major or likely major:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.

Business, Economics or Finance
Fine Arts or Performing Arts
Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Pre-Med, Nursing
Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science
Philosophy, History, English, Classics, Languages
Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology or other Social Science
Other (please specify)

11. You are:
A. Male
B. Female
12. Your college is:
A. A public college
B. A private college
C. I'm not sure
13. Currently you live:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

At home with my parents or guardian
Off campus with others who are not my parents or guardian
Off campus alone
In Fraternity or Sorority Supplied Housing
On campus in the dorms or college-provided suites

14. Which phrase best describes your current employment situation:
A. I don't have a full or part time job.
B. I have a part time job.
C. I have a full-time job.

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15. Which phrase best describes your sexual orientation?
A. Heterosexual or "straight"
B. Homosexual or "gay"
C. Transgender
16. Which category best captures your highest overall SAT or ACT score? The SAT
score is based on the new 1600-point standard so if you were tested under the old
2400-point standard it would be 2/3 of this score.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.

30 or over ACT or 1350 or over SAT
24-29 ACT or 1170 to 1349 SAT
20-23 ACT or 1050 to 1169 SAT
17-19 ACT or 900 to 1050 SAT
16 or Under ACT or Under 900 SAT
Never Took Either Test

17. Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library any of the following?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.

Laptop
Tablet
Smartphone
Cameras or Camcorders
Mics or Audio Recorders
Tripod
External Hard Drive
Calculator
Headphone or Headset
Student Response System or "Clicker"
Mobile Device Chargers
Energy Meters
Projectors, Presentation Clickers and other Presentation Tech
Other (please specify)

18. What technology should your college library add or expand in its current lending
program?

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Characteristics of the Sample
Carnegie Class of the Institutions Attended by the Survey Participants
BA
Master's Colleges
Doctoral Universities:
Moderate and Higher Research
Activity
Doctoral Universities: Highest
Research Activity
Total

#
366
340
262
131
1099

Institutional Enrollment of the Institutions Attended by the Survey Participants
Less than 3000
3000 - 11999
12000 - 16500
More than 16500
Total

#
281
290
256
272
1099

How old are you?

19 or younger
20
21
22
23-30
Over 30
Total

#
356
200
162
138
180
63
1099

Urban, Rural or Suburban Origins
#
I grew up in a major city with more than
350,000 people
I grew up in a small or medium sized city
with less than 350,000 people.
I grew up in a suburban area
I grew up in a rural area.
Total

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183
257
385
274
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I grew up mostly in?

The South
The Northeast
The Midwest
The West
Abroad
Total

#
189
350
225
276
59
1099

This semester I am a:

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Total

#
271
238
246
344
1099

The approximate annual income level (in US$) of my family of origin (your Mom and Dad or
legal guardian) was? For students over the age of 40 use your current family income.

Less than $45,000 per year
$45,000 to $80,000 per
year
$80,000+ to $150,000 per
year
More than $150,000 per
year
Income not specified
Total

#
263
344
342
136
14
1099

How would you describe your relationship with organized religion?

I practice a religion thoroughly and consider my
religion to be a very important part of my life.
I practice a religion and try to attend regular
services and to participate as much as I can.
I identify with a religion but can't say I put a lot
of effort into practicing it.
I don't really believe in or practice an organized
religion.
Total

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#
195
146
326
432
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Choose the phrase that best describes your political views?

Very Left Wing
Liberal
Middle of the
Road
Conservative
Very Right Wing
Total

#
85
395
391
216
12
1099

Which phrase best describes your college academic performance? (If you have not yet
received any grades choose what your tests and other experiences suggest will be your
grades)

A or A- average or more
B or B+ average
C or C+ average or less
Total

#
539
488
72
1099

Choose the phrase that best describes your academic major or likely major:

Business, Economics or Finance
Fine Arts or Performing Arts
Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Pre-Med, Nursing
Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science
Philosophy, History, English, Classics,
Languages, Education
Psychology, Sociology, Political Science,
Anthropology or other Social Science
Total
Your gender?

Male
Female
Total

#
348
751
1099

Your college is:

A public college
A private college
Total
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#
674
425
1099

#
155
77
309
143
175
240
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Currently you live:

At home with my parents or guardian
Off campus with others who are not my parents
or guardian
Off campus alone
In Fraternity or Sorority Supplied Housing
On campus in the dorms or college-provided
suites
Total

#
103
379
78
22
517
1099

Which phrase best describes your current employment situation?

I don't have a full or part time job.
I have a part time job.
I have a full-time job.
Total

#
387
605
107
1099

Which phrase best describes your sexual orientation?

Heterosexual or "straight"
Homosexual or "gay"
Other or No Answer
Total

#
980
101
18
1099

Which category best captures your highest overall SAT or ACT score?

30 or over ACT or 1350 or over SAT
24-29 ACT or 1170 to 1349 SAT
20-23 ACT or 1050 to 1169 SAT
17-19 ACT or 900 to 1050 SAT
16 or Under ACT or Under 900 SAT
Never Took Either Test
Total

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#
264
436
226
79
6
88
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SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
This study looks at which devices and technologies students check out for loan from college
libraries. We asked: Have you ever checked out for loan from your college library any of
the following? We then asked about a range of devices and technologies, starting with
laptops.

Student Borrowing of Laptops
9.83% of those sampled had ever checked out a laptop from their college library. The
percentage of the student body borrowing laptops was highest at research universities at
the highest level of research intensity where 13.74% of students had borrowed a library
laptop. Students raised abroad were much more likely than other students to borrow a
library laptop, and more than 22% of them had done so.
It appears that about 3% to 4% of the student body borrow a laptop for the first-time year
as the increase in the student population that has done so increases at about this rate; only
4.43% of freshmen had ever borrowed a laptop from the library vs. 14.53% of seniors.
The lower the income of the students’ family of origin, the greater the likelihood that they
have borrowed a laptop; only 5.88% of those whose family of origin earned more than
$150,000 per year had borrowed a library laptop vs. 12.55% of those from families earning
less than $45,000 per year. Students who lean left politically and those living in sororities
or fraternities are also more likely than their peers with other political inclinations or
housing arrangements to borrow a laptop. Gay students, and student with particularly high
ACT or SAT scores, are other cohorts particularly likely to borrow a library laptop.

Student Borrowing of Tablets
Only 2.27% of students in the sample had checked out a tablet for loan from their college
library. No real cohort dramatically stands out but students in the highest income range,
those living at home with their parents or other guardian, those raised abroad, those
leaning left or studying social science – were more likely than others to be tablet
borrowers.

Student Borrowing of Smartphones
Only 1% of those sampled had ever checked out for loan a smartphone from their college
library. Almost all such borrowing was done by students in the lower two income brackets
or of unspecified income. Students over the age of 22 and those studying business and
economics were more likely than their counterparts to borrow a smartphone from their
libraries. Most such borrowing was my males, by a ratio of more than 2:1 to females.
Almost all was accounted for by students at public rather than private colleges.

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Student Borrowing of Cameras & Camcorders
7.73% of students sampled had checked out for loan from their college library a camera or
camcorder. Students at BA-level colleges were much more likely to have done so than
those at research universities; 9.56% of students at BA level institutions had checked out a
camera or camcorder vs only 2.29% of those at the highest level of research university.
Indeed, the smaller the institution, the greater the likelihood that a student had borrowed a
library camera or camcorder; 11.39% of those in colleges with less than 3,000 full time
equivalent student had done so vs only 3.68% of those in colleges with more than 15,500
students.
As might be expected students in the fine or performing arts were the heaviest users by
subject area; 14.29% had borrowed cameras or camcorders, while students in mathematics
and engineering were the least active, only 5.59% had done so.
Private college students were much more active than public college students; 12% to
5.04%. Students living in sororities and fraternities were big users: 13.64%.

Student Borrowing of Mics & Audio Recorders
4% of students sampled had borrowed mics or audio recorders Once again use was
greatest among small institutions, among students in the fine or performing arts, and at
private rather than public colleges. Use was greater by males than females by a
considerable margin: 5.17% vs 3.46%.

Student Borrowing of Tripods
3.55% of students sampled had borrowed a tripod from their college library. 7.12% of
students from colleges with less than 3,000 students had borrowed one vs. only 0,37% of
those students at institutions with more than 16,500 students. The ratio of use of private to
public college students was about 4:1.

Student Borrowing of External Hard Drives
Only 1.55% of students sampled had borrowed an External hard drive from their college
library. Use was concentred among students in business and those in the fine or
performing arts.

Student Borrowing of Calculators
4.55% of students sampled had ever borrowed a calculator from their college library. Use
was greatest at research universities. 8.47% of student born abroad had borrowed a
library calculator as had 8.33% of students with a C average or lower. 6.45% of students in
business/economics had borrowed a calculator but no student in fine or performing arts in
the sample had done so, as had only 2.8% in engineering, mathematics or related areas.
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Student Borrowing of Headphones or Headsets
6.92% of students sampled had checked out a headphone or headset. Use was highest in
the lowest income tier or by students who did not specify their income. 8.05% of males but
only 6.39% of females had ever checked out headphones or headsets from the college
library. Use was quite high by students living alone off campus; 11.54% had borrowed
such equipment.

Student Borrowing of Student Response Systems or “Clickers”
Only 2.91% of students had borrowed a student response system or “clicker” as they are
sometimes known. Use rose with the income level of the student’s family of origin; only
1.52% of students in families of origin earning less than $45,000 per year had borrowed
clickers from their college library vs. 5.88% of those from families earning more than
$150,000 per year. Use also tracked political liberality; the further left, the greater the
tendency to borrow clickers, except for very right-wing students, who also had a high
propensity to borrow them.
By a ratio of nearly 2:1 females were much more ardent borrowers than men of this
technology: 3.46% vs. 1.72%. Gay students were also more than twice as likely as straight
students to borrow this technology; 6.93% vs. 2.35%. Use also tends to correlate with high
ACT or SAT scores, the higher the score, the greater the likelihood that a student has
borrowed a clicker from their college library.

Student Borrowing of Mobile Device Chargers
8.1% of students had checked out for loan a mobile device charger from their college
library, making it one of the most popular items. Such borrowing was particularly
prevalent at smaller institutions; more than 12% of students from institutions with
between 3,000 and 11,999 students (FTE) had borrowed mobile device chargers vs. only
4.04% of students from institutions with more than 16,500 students (FTE). More than 15%
of students raised abroad had borrowed a mobile device charger from their library, as had
nearly 9.6% of women vs only 4.89% of men. Use was much greater at private (10.35%)
than public colleges (6.68%). Gay students were much more likely than straight ones to
borrow a mobile device charger, 13.86% vs. 7.14%.

Student Borrowing of Energy Meters
Only 0.18% or a shade less than one fifth of one percent of students sampled had ever
borrowed an energy meter from their college Student Borrowing of library. All such
borrowing was by heterosexual female students at private colleges aged 20 or younger
studying either business or social sciences.

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Student Borrowing of Projectors, Presentation Clickers and other forms of
Presentation Technology
4.46% of students sampled had ever borrowed projectors, presentation clickers (as
opposed to student response clickers) and other forms of presentation technology. The
smaller the institution, the greater the likelihood that a student had borrowed such
technology from their library. Most use was by students from lower income families,
especially those with middle to high ACT or SAT scores.

Devices and Technologies that Students Would like to See More of in their Library
Technology Lending Programs
We asked those sampled an open-ended question: What technology should your college
library add or expand in its current lending program? Responses varied enormously but a
few points stood out: more and better laptops, more chargers, 3D printers and audio-visual
equipment.

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