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 communities73.0% 56.4% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations16.7 17.1 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations19.0% 30.5% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year81.0%58.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps11.0%3.7%7.0%
1.5Mbps12.0% 9.9% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps24.0%30.2%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps17.0% 9.9% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps24.0%34.8%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed64.0% 66.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability89.0%100.0%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 98.1% 98.7%
Homework resources90.0%79.5%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference71.0% 79.9% 69.7%
e-books80.0%95.1%76.3%
Library social networking59.0% 49.2% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons96.0%95.3%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 sites92.0% 98.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services88.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms80.0% 77.0% 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% 97.1% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials92.0%90.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications78.0% 73.6% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials66.0%77.3%77.5%
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