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 communities69.0% 74.7% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations6.5 6.8 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations29.0% 51.0% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year74.0%57.1%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps20.0%12.5%7.0%
1.5Mbps6.0% 3.7% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps40.0%45.0%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps12.0% 9.6% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps9.0%17.4%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed55.0% 63.9% 58.3%
Wireless availability97.0%98.3%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 resources80.0%39.9%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference60.0% 70.8% 69.7%
e-books35.0%73.3%76.3%
Library social networking56.0% 28.1% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons90.0%90.4%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% 86.2% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services77.0%93.1%96.6%
For completing government forms63.0% 71.0% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources77.0% 80.9% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials41.0%36.2%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications74.0% 73.2% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials40.0%59.2%77.5%
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