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 communities81.0% 57.9% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations11.1 13.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations11.0% 7.0% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year71.0%72.7%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps14.0%4.6%7.0%
1.5Mbps40.0% 27.6% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps32.0%58.0%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps3.0% 1.2% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps3.0%1.2%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed48.0% 27.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability69.0%59.9%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 resources67.0%48.8%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference41.0% 36.6% 69.7%
e-books40.0%40.5%76.3%
Library social networking38.0% 60.5% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons80.0%61.4%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 sites92.0% 88.4% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services71.0%96.6%96.6%
For completing government forms65.0% 85.1% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources92.0% 95.9% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials70.0%64.1%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications75.0% 87.6% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials80.0%73.5%77.5%
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