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 73.8% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations0.0 7.2 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations 58.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year47.1%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps14.2%7.0%
1.5Mbps 3.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps50.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps 10.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps9.3%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed 60.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability95.0%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases 94.1% 98.7%
Homework resources74.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference 53.9% 69.7%
e-books89.8%76.3%
Library social networking 58.9% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons89.6%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 services94.1%96.6%
For completing government forms 57.8% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 82.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials37.3%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications 76.1% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials55.7%77.5%
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