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 communities26.0% 55.1% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations17.6 18.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations26.0% 44.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year72.0%68.3%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps12.0%6.4%7.0%
1.5Mbps12.0% 7.9% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps36.0%49.2%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps28.0% 18.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps2.0%15.2%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed49.0% 74.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability100.0%95.3%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases97.0% 100.0% 98.7%
Homework resources94.0%100.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference59.0% 56.5% 69.7%
e-books84.0%100.0%76.3%
Library social networking58.0% 79.0% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons96.0%95.0%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 sites89.0% 85.7% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services71.0%90.2%96.6%
For completing government forms73.0% 80.4% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources98.0% 90.7% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials89.0%58.3%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications71.0% 74.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials57.0%80.0%77.5%
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