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% 72.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations22.5 21.4 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations10.0% 20.5% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year70.0%41.8%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps10.0%0.8%7.0%
1.5Mbps12.0% 6.0% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps26.0%33.7%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps11.0% 20.3% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps40.0%38.4%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed64.0% 80.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability98.0%98.3%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 resources100.0%100.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference100.0% 100.0% 69.7%
e-books100.0%100.0%76.3%
Library social networking90.0% 96.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons98.0%99.1%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 sites99.0% 96.0% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services80.0%97.5%96.6%
For completing government forms77.0% 85.6% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources100.0% 100.0% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials90.0%100.0%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications80.0% 87.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials93.0%87.0%77.5%
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