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% 63.6% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations14.0 15.8 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations32.0% 36.6% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year75.0%61.4%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps6.0%5.8%7.0%
1.5Mbps10.0% 2.1% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps58.0%59.4%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps13.0% 0.0% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps7.0%22.6%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed52.0% 48.6% 58.3%
Wireless availability95.0%98.4%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 96.2% 98.7%
Homework resources79.0%81.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference78.0% 85.4% 69.7%
e-books80.0%96.8%76.3%
Library social networking73.0% 78.7% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons95.0%98.4%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 sites91.0% 90.7% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services69.0%98.3%96.6%
For completing government forms76.0% 77.3% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources78.0% 96.2% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials90.0%94.6%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications60.0% 81.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials75.0%82.3%77.5%
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