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 communities71.0% 55.6% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations13.8 22.7 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations22.0% 28.6% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year72.0%64.2%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps9.0%5.6%7.0%
1.5Mbps27.0% 8.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps26.0%26.1%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps13.0% 14.6% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps26.0%38.9%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed68.0% 52.1% 58.3%
Wireless availability89.0%95.9%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 resources96.0%93.7%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference60.0% 60.3% 69.7%
e-books100.0%95.4%76.3%
Library social networking63.0% 53.4% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons87.0%88.2%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 sites83.0% 98.2% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services83.0%98.2%96.6%
For completing government forms66.0% 75.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources92.0% 92.4% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials66.0%78.5%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications60.0% 73.0% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials53.0%66.5%77.5%
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