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 communities51.0% 64.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations30.5 25.4 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations10.0% 30.6% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year76.0%80.0%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps6.0%5.6%7.0%
1.5Mbps29.0% 16.6% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps31.0%30.1%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps24.0% 36.2% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps10.0%11.4%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed49.0% 69.8% 58.3%
Wireless availability91.0%97.5%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 resources87.0%78.5%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference49.0% 44.1% 69.7%
e-books60.0%55.9%76.3%
Library social networking67.0% 53.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons91.0%87.2%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 sites75.0% 94.1% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services68.0%98.3%96.6%
For completing government forms52.0% 73.8% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources95.0% 93.0% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials65.0%68.1%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications67.0% 68.4% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials56.0%86.9%77.5%
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