Young adults are the heaviest users of public libraries despite the ease with which they can access a wealth of information over the Internet from the comforts of their homes, according to a new study.

That's especially true for those who had questions related to health conditions, job training, government benefits and other problems. Twenty-one percent of Americans with such questions aged 18-30 have turned to public libraries, compared with about 12 percent among the general adult population with those problems to solve.

Education-related tasks -- making decisions about schooling, paying for it and getting job training -- are the most common...

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