Below is selected summary state and national data from the Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey. You may also access state one-page summaries for E-government and Employment, along with four issue briefs in the areas of Broadband, Community Access, E-government, and Employment.

Connectivity State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Libraries which offer the only free access to computers/Internet in their communities74.0% 61.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations7.3 7.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations30.0% 43.7% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year43.0%46.3%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps57.0%26.7%7.0%
1.5Mbps14.0% 26.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps12.0%30.3%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps7.0% 2.0% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps5.0%6.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed17.0% 38.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability78.0%85.3%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 98.0% 98.7%
Homework resources91.0%90.8%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference47.0% 50.5% 69.7%
e-books51.0%41.1%76.3%
Library social networking52.0% 57.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons80.0%80.1%90.2%
E-government
Staff provide assistance to patrons
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
For understanding how to access and use e-government Web sites82.0% 80.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services64.0%90.0%96.6%
For completing government forms50.0% 70.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources80.0% 89.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials49.0%50.5%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications47.0% 55.0% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials56.0%53.4%77.5%
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