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 communities62.0% 59.6% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations15.8 18.4 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations32.0% 41.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year69.0%66.9%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps15.0%3.7%7.0%
1.5Mbps24.0% 16.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps33.0%39.3%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps14.0% 21.5% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps8.0%14.1%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed60.0% 57.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability83.0%91.3%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 resources87.0%72.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference60.0% 70.7% 69.7%
e-books47.0%64.0%76.3%
Library social networking64.0% 54.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons86.0%87.6%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% 92.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services85.0%98.7%96.6%
For completing government forms73.0% 73.7% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources81.0% 83.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials60.0%61.0%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications75.0% 79.4% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials70.0%78.0%77.5%
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