Arkansas

Arkansas Library Computer/Internet Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Data

ARKANSAS
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$21.45
$36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
3.3%
15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
80.9%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
11.1
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
10.6%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
70.9%
69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
13.5%
12.0%
  1.5Mbps
40.2%
22.7%
  1.6-10Mbps
32.2%
35.4%
  Greater than 10Mbps
5.0%
24.9%
   
 
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
47.8%
54.6%
 
Wireless availability  
68.5%
85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
  Homework resources
66.6%
87.0%
  Digital/virtual reference
40.8%
66.9%
  e-books
39.5%
67.2%
  Audio content
60.6%
82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
80.3%
87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
92.0%
89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
92.4%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
74.5%
71.9%

*Institute of Museum and Library Services. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2008. Washington, DC: IMLS, 2010.

SourcePublic Library Funding & Technology Access Study. Other state data are available.