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 communities71.0% 70.8% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations9.2 11.6 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations22.0% 43.0% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year61.0%64.7%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps28.0%8.0%7.0%
1.5Mbps20.0% 4.0% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps46.0%59.1%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps4.0% 19.7% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps3.0%7.1%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed28.0% 57.7% 58.3%
Wireless availability76.0%92.4%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 resources85.0%96.1%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference29.0% 55.6% 69.7%
e-books39.0%66.2%76.3%
Library social networking51.0% 79.2% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons82.0%93.0%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 sites91.0% 92.4% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services88.0%94.3%96.6%
For completing government forms75.0% 82.9% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources93.0% 96.2% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials62.0%80.7%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications64.0% 78.6% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials70.0%72.5%77.5%
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