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 communities69.0% 66.3% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations16.2 18.6 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations22.0% 31.3% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year72.0%71.8%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps11.0%5.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps26.0% 14.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps42.0%36.4%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps14.0% 30.9% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps5.0%9.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed52.0% 56.1% 58.3%
Wireless availability87.0%94.8%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 99.0% 98.7%
Homework resources88.0%91.5%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference41.0% 64.0% 69.7%
e-books66.0%88.9%76.3%
Library social networking65.0% 76.7% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons94.0%99.0%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 sites93.0% 92.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services88.0%96.2%96.6%
For completing government forms70.0% 77.7% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources92.0% 99.1% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials88.0%87.3%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications73.0% 80.1% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials82.0%83.8%77.5%
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