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 communities68.0% 61.1% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations14.8 16.0 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations15.0% 24.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year76.0%69.7%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps9.0%3.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps25.0% 8.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps36.0%35.8%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps20.0% 30.1% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps7.0%10.7%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed54.0% 62.0% 58.3%
Wireless availability93.0%94.1%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 resources98.0%84.8%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference89.0% 88.0% 69.7%
e-books87.0%96.6%76.3%
Library social networking67.0% 74.5% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons90.0%96.7%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 sites91.0% 93.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services90.0%98.7%96.6%
For completing government forms73.0% 74.9% 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% 97.3% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials91.0%93.6%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications78.0% 79.1% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials85.0%83.4%77.5%
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