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 communities79.0% 84.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations10.0 7.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations40.0% 52.4% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year67.0%58.0%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps13.0%20.9%7.0%
1.5Mbps32.0% 30.9% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps39.0%29.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps5.0% 4.6% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps4.0%6.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed59.0% 59.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability92.0%92.2%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 resources89.0%71.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference48.0% 45.9% 69.7%
e-books62.0%68.8%76.3%
Library social networking68.0% 53.3% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons89.0%80.9%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% 84.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services90.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms74.0% 78.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources84.0% 84.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials53.0%62.4%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications82.0% 72.5% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials62.0%61.2%77.5%
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