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 communities60.0% 56.4% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations36.0 18.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations21.0% 50.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year74.0%59.9%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps20.0%11.3%7.0%
1.5Mbps9.0% 6.5% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps41.0%31.2%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps11.0% 19.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps12.0%17.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed43.0% 52.7% 58.3%
Wireless availability91.0%94.7%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases98.0% 83.0% 98.7%
Homework resources92.0%86.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference85.0% 71.7% 69.7%
e-books64.0%84.9%76.3%
Library social networking61.0% 60.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons87.0%94.0%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 sites78.0% 95.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services76.0%95.9%96.6%
For completing government forms65.0% 71.1% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources90.0% 91.5% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials75.0%81.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications75.0% 83.7% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials75.0%86.7%77.5%
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