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 communities59.0% 54.5% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations16.4 6.8 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations18.0% 29.9% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year61.0%44.6%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps13.0%12.6%7.0%
1.5Mbps16.0% 12.5% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps32.0%23.3%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps10.0% 15.4% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps27.0%20.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed55.0% 57.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability86.0%83.5%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 resources89.0%91.9%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference75.0% 75.1% 69.7%
e-books74.0%91.1%76.3%
Library social networking72.0% 68.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons87.0%96.5%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 sites97.0% 94.4% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services94.0%99.0%96.6%
For completing government forms82.0% 70.3% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources97.0% 88.8% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials89.0%91.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications89.0% 91.3% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials84.0%68.2%77.5%
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