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 communities60.0% 58.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations13.9 12.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations29.0% 48.0% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year58.0%48.9%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps13.0%5.3%7.0%
1.5Mbps14.0% 5.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps28.0%25.8%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps24.0% 30.9% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps12.0%29.1%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed57.0% 68.7% 58.3%
Wireless availability92.0%97.1%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 resources83.0%78.9%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference68.0% 55.9% 69.7%
e-books93.0%88.1%76.3%
Library social networking64.0% 57.5% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons86.0%87.7%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 sites88.0% 92.5% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services78.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms62.0% 56.7% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources85.0% 83.5% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials65.0%66.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications64.0% 68.5% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials67.0%68.8%77.5%
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