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 communities64.0% 65.7% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations10.8 11.5 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations26.0% 40.8% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year73.0%76.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps4.0%0.4%7.0%
1.5Mbps33.0% 32.3% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps41.0%53.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps6.0% 7.3% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps5.0%0.0%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed35.0% 39.2% 58.3%
Wireless availability98.0%99.0%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%74.7%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference83.0% 80.9% 69.7%
e-books95.0%94.4%76.3%
Library social networking64.0% 58.3% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons89.0%94.0%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 sites87.0% 84.7% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services82.0%90.4%96.6%
For completing government forms65.0% 65.1% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources98.0% 97.4% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials79.0%78.9%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications69.0% 83.0% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials75.0%78.9%77.5%
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