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 communities67.0% 81.5% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations10.0 11.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations21.0% 14.9% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year86.0%72.7%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps24.0%13.3%7.0%
1.5Mbps56.0% 60.5% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps12.0%15.5%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps5.0% 4.1% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps2.0%1.3%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed52.0% 33.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability70.0%72.0%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 resources92.0%90.4%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference63.0% 62.8% 69.7%
e-books25.0%28.4%76.3%
Library social networking60.0% 60.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons84.0%86.5%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 sites85.0% 90.6% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services67.0%95.3%96.6%
For completing government forms52.0% 53.9% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources98.0% 95.9% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials93.0%86.7%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications76.0% 78.7% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials74.0%78.1%77.5%
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