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 communities54.0% 48.8% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations12.5 12.2 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations35.0% 42.5% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year68.0%58.0%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps20.0%14.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps22.0% 9.1% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps46.0%62.4%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps5.0% 2.3% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps4.0%6.8%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed49.0% 45.7% 58.3%
Wireless availability84.0%88.4%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 90.9% 98.7%
Homework resources88.0%86.9%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference38.0% 38.9% 69.7%
e-books29.0%34.9%76.3%
Library social networking44.0% 49.3% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons96.0%97.4%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 sites92.0% 96.7% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services89.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms80.0% 92.5% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources85.0% 82.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials56.0%50.0%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications80.0% 83.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials78.0%90.0%77.5%
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