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 communities56.0% 62.3% 63.1%
Average number of Internet Workstations11.8 10.9 16.4
Always sufficient Internet Workstations22.0% 37.4% 34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year60.0%48.5%60.2%
Maximum Internet connection speed
Less than 1.5Mbps25.0%18.9%7.0%
1.5Mbps28.0% 29.8% 16.5%
1.6-10Mbps32.0%32.6%38.4%
10.1-30Mbps4.0% 12.5% 15.7%
Greater than 30Mbps12.0%1.4%15.6%
Always adequate connection speed58.0% 48.3% 58.3%
Wireless availability85.0%88.5%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 resources82.0%88.0%81.9%
Digital/virtual reference72.0% 72.0% 69.7%
e-books55.0%68.0%76.3%
Library social networking56.0% 47.6% 61.9%
Libraries which offer IT training to patrons79.0%76.8%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 sites92.0% 95.9% 50.0%
Applying for or accessing e-government services79.0%95.9%96.6%
For completing government forms63.0% 59.6% 70.7%
jobs Services
library
State
2010-2011
State
2011-2012
National
2011-2012
Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources94.0% 84.0% 92.2%
Provides access to civil service exam materials68.0%72.0%77.1%
Helps patrons complete online job applications68.0% 66.9% 76.0%
Offers software and other resources to help patrons create resumes and other employment materials63.0%59.2%77.5%
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