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 communities64.0% 73.3% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations19.2 19.2 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations44.0% 34.4% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year67.0%72.7%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps0.0%0.0%7.0%
1.5Mbps4.0% 3.1% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps39.0%21.9%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps23.0% 37.5% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps13.0%28.1%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed83.0% 97.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability44.0%100.0%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 resources97.0%93.3%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference87.0% 83.3% 69.7%
e-books97.0%96.8%76.3%
Library social networking54.0% 51.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons95.0%100.0%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 sites100.0% 100.0% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services82.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms68.0% 62.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources100.0% 100.0% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials91.0%87.9%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications91.0% 78.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials86.0%86.9%77.5%
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