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 communities61.0% 56.0% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations13.1 17.3 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations14.0% 20.1% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year72.0%58.9%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps13.0%9.2%7.0%
1.5Mbps24.0% 21.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps23.0%28.3%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps12.0% 12.9% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps21.0%27.5%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed45.0% 40.6% 58.3%
Wireless availability97.0%97.0%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 resources82.0%82.1%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference65.0% 63.0% 69.7%
e-books47.0%58.9%76.3%
Library social networking52.0% 59.4% 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 sites85.0% 96.8% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services86.0%96.8%96.6%
For completing government forms89.0% 89.9% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources86.0% 85.4% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials69.0%67.7%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications82.0% 83.3% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials69.0%82.3%77.5%
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