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 communities 76.6% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations0.0 8.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations 38.1% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year48.2%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps2.4%7.0%
1.5Mbps 29.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps28.5%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps 16.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps13.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed 78.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability93.1%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases 88.6% 98.7%
Homework resources52.7%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference 57.5% 69.7%
e-books45.7%76.3%
Library social networking 30.5% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons82.2%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 sites 93.0% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services95.1%96.6%
For completing government forms 70.4% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 85.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials53.8%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications 77.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials53.2%77.5%
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