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 communities66.0% 58.1% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations19.0 18.3 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations34.0% 47.5% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year66.0%54.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps7.0%2.2%7.0%
1.5Mbps19.0% 16.0% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps42.0%45.9%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps10.0% 19.6% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps18.0%12.8%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed68.0% 62.9% 58.3%
Wireless availability83.0%94.7%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 resources88.0%84.6%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference58.0% 71.7% 69.7%
e-books44.0%59.9%76.3%
Library social networking62.0% 66.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons94.0%91.4%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 sites93.0% 95.1% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services88.0%98.7%96.6%
For completing government forms78.0% 83.3% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources91.0% 90.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials65.0%67.4%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications65.0% 62.7% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials83.0%79.2%77.5%
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