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 communities78.0% 65.5% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations8.1 7.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations50.0% 62.9% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year52.0%44.0%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps32.0%15.0%7.0%
1.5Mbps15.0% 11.4% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps27.0%29.3%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps6.0% 14.1% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps15.0%26.5%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed70.0% 70.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability58.0%59.1%90.5%
Internet Services
library outlet/branch data
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Licensed databases100.0% 98.6% 98.7%
Homework resources84.0%73.4%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference42.0% 55.8% 69.7%
e-books47.0%57.9%76.3%
Library social networking46.0% 40.1% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons71.0%76.7%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 sites80.0% 87.7% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services57.0%94.6%96.6%
For completing government forms52.0% 69.2% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources87.0% 85.2% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials67.0%66.3%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications71.0% 78.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials59.0%63.3%77.5%
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