Arizona

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

ARIZONA US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*   $26.31 $36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)      
Hours decreased since last fiscal year   20.5% 15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)      
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities   50.8% 64.5%
Average number of computers   30.5 16.0
Always sufficient computers available   10.0% 23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year   76.0% 69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps 5.5% 12.0%
  1.5Mbps 29.2% 22.7%
  1.6-10Mbps 31.3% 35.4%
  Greater than 10Mbps 33.9% 24.9%
       
 
Always adequate connection speed   49.3% 54.6%
 
Wireless availability   91.2% 85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases 100.0% 99.8%
  Homework resources 87.1% 87.0%
  Digital/virtual reference 48.7% 66.9%
  e-books 59.7% 67.2%
  Audio content 78.7% 82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons   91.0% 87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites 75.1% 89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources  94.9% 90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications  67.4% 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.