Graduate Research Papers


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The public library is very much a part of the American scene in urban and rural communities across the nation, but it provides a service that is not used to the full extent possible. Although the library seems to be a consistently busy place, there are still many who do not make regular use of available library materials or facilities. Public libraries are not popular places with the majority of people. Contrary to the title of a well-known library film, statistics indicate that the public library is not "the hottest spot in town".

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Mary Lou Mc Grew


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