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 communities53.0% 34.5% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations13.3 18.6 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations28.0% 27.4% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year67.0%28.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps19.0%4.9%7.0%
1.5Mbps24.0% 11.3% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps26.0%29.0%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps0.0% 1.6% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps16.0%48.2%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed51.0% 50.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability74.0%82.0%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 100.0% 98.7%
Homework resources96.0%91.6%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference78.0% 98.5% 69.7%
e-books54.0%69.9%76.3%
Library social networking57.0% 87.5% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons81.0%86.7%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 sites73.0% 100.0% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services71.0%100.0%96.6%
For completing government forms71.0% 75.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources79.0% 97.6% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials53.0%85.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications79.0% 86.5% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials88.0%100.0%77.5%
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