The lines at America’s public libraries are long and expected to get longer, not for books or videos, but for the internet, reports the Gannet News Service. Only 17 percent of libraries say they have enough computers to handle patrons’ demands at all times, according to a new report from the American Library Association. This is despite branches adding more computers, expanding online services, and installing wireless capability for patrons who bring in their laptops. Libraries in South Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, and California reported the biggest crunch for computer access, according to the report. Nationally, 56 percent of libraries surveyed said they had no plans to add computers within the next year, either because they don’t have the space or the money. Job searches, research for school projects, and connecting with friends on social networking sites are among the most common reasons customers use library computers, patrons and librarians say…

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