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 communities66.0% 66.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations8.8 11.0 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations29.0% 54.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year59.0%57.1%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps23.0%9.3%7.0%
1.5Mbps21.0% 9.1% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps42.0%55.7%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps5.0% 7.5% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps4.0%11.2%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed38.0% 62.9% 58.3%
Wireless availability90.0%100.0%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 94.1% 98.7%
Homework resources85.0%95.7%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference60.0% 65.3% 69.7%
e-books69.0%74.4%76.3%
Library social networking65.0% 62.7% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons82.0%86.4%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 sites86.0% 93.6% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services79.0%94.0%96.6%
For completing government forms89.0% 78.9% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources96.0% 95.6% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials64.0%59.9%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications82.0% 84.4% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials73.0%76.7%77.5%
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