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 communities80.0% 59.9% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations17.6 17.3 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations27.0% 38.3% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year80.0%71.0%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps18.0%6.7%7.0%
1.5Mbps21.0% 42.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps27.0%29.4%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps10.0% 3.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps7.0%10.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed65.0% 67.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability82.0%84.4%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 100.0% 98.7%
Homework resources98.0%100.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference65.0% 76.7% 69.7%
e-books33.0%46.1%76.3%
Library social networking54.0% 60.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons78.0%88.7%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 sites94.0% 98.0% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services84.0%98.0%96.6%
For completing government forms84.0% 88.8% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources99.0% 100.0% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials86.0%85.6%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications89.0% 81.6% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials1.0%78.3%77.5%
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