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 49.4% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations0.0 9.4 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations 67.1% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year64.3%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps6.8%7.0%
1.5Mbps 2.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps35.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps 14.3% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps21.2%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed 90.6% 58.3%
Wireless availability74.1%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases 100.0% 98.7%
Homework resources62.5%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference 60.0% 69.7%
e-books60.0%76.3%
Library social networking 46.8% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons92.8%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 83.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services96.8%96.6%
For completing government forms 58.1% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 89.2% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials62.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications 78.4% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials66.7%77.5%
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