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 communities49.0% 59.8% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations16.7 13.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations37.0% 36.3% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year75.0%71.8%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps7.0%1.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps38.0% 10.3% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps29.0%59.5%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps12.0% 21.5% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps10.0%2.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed68.0% 61.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability95.0%92.8%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 resources88.0%54.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference76.0% 83.1% 69.7%
e-books84.0%87.9%76.3%
Library social networking56.0% 55.9% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons93.0%89.0%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 sites89.0% 81.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services82.0%94.5%96.6%
For completing government forms77.0% 77.9% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources95.0% 91.6% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials79.0%70.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications65.0% 76.1% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials70.0%62.9%77.5%
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