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 communities58.0% 68.9% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations14.4 17.6 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations26.0% 32.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year72.0%48.8%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps18.0%15.6%7.0%
1.5Mbps6.0% 6.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps52.0%38.8%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps8.0% 7.8% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps10.0%23.3%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed52.0% 65.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability80.0%93.4%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 resources84.0%88.7%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference60.0% 74.9% 69.7%
e-books89.0%90.8%76.3%
Library social networking63.0% 66.0% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons82.0%92.8%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% 90.3% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services91.0%98.5%96.6%
For completing government forms81.0% 88.2% 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% 90.1% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials77.0%81.3%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications82.0% 87.8% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials83.0%90.4%77.5%
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