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% 74.1% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations17.9 23.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations14.0% 42.2% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year73.0%66.1%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps9.0%2.2%7.0%
1.5Mbps12.0% 6.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps53.0%59.0%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps16.0% 15.2% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps4.0%16.8%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed54.0% 70.7% 58.3%
Wireless availability94.0%96.7%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 resources79.0%84.8%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference86.0% 79.0% 69.7%
e-books66.0%88.1%76.3%
Library social networking59.0% 58.9% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons94.0%97.8%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 sites85.0% 89.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services77.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms73.0% 68.0% 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% 91.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials78.0%77.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications81.0% 80.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials80.0%92.8%77.5%
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