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 communities48.0% 41.9% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations30.7 28.1 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations10.0% 20.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year76.0%78.6%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps2.0%1.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps10.0% 9.0% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps41.0%40.2%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps17.0% 17.2% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps27.0%25.5%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed58.0% 68.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability97.0%100.0%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 99.6% 98.7%
Homework resources81.0%91.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference94.0% 95.5% 69.7%
e-books81.0%87.4%76.3%
Library social networking59.0% 74.8% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons89.0%83.4%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 sites97.0% 95.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services72.0%98.5%96.6%
For completing government forms66.0% 62.8% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources96.0% 97.1% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials88.0%85.4%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications55.0% 69.1% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials77.0%93.7%77.5%
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