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 communities83.0% 79.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations9.0 8.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations39.0% 51.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year63.0%43.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps27.0%16.1%7.0%
1.5Mbps14.0% 12.9% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps36.0%30.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps5.0% 7.1% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps11.0%18.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed63.0% 60.9% 58.3%
Wireless availability89.0%89.9%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases99.0% 100.0% 98.7%
Homework resources79.0%39.5%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference40.0% 47.2% 69.7%
e-books32.0%54.6%76.3%
Library social networking57.0% 26.7% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons86.0%79.1%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 sites87.0% 92.2% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services83.0%96.3%96.6%
For completing government forms70.0% 69.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources79.0% 82.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials54.0%34.4%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications84.0% 72.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials62.0%62.5%77.5%
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