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 communities69.0% 56.4% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations5.8 6.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations12.0% 20.5% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year69.0%60.8%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps10.0%0.0%7.0%
1.5Mbps22.0% 2.0% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps20.0%32.0%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps45.0% 60.0% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps0.0%6.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed17.0% 35.6% 58.3%
Wireless availability4.0%4.0%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 resources79.0%30.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference83.0% 76.0% 69.7%
e-books100.0%100.0%76.3%
Library social networking20.0% 28.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons80.0%82.0%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 sites89.0% 95.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services75.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms53.0% 63.3% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources83.0% 83.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials88.0%95.9%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications63.0% 59.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials42.0%66.7%77.5%
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