California

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

CALIFORNIA
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$33.03
$36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
44.5%
15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
54.7%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
19.2
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
8.8%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
51.3%
69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
17.4%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
24.6%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
39.1%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
18.1%
24.9%
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
32.9%
54.6%
 
Wireless availability  
75.1%
85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
83.9%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
70.5%
66.9%
e-books
77.3%
67.2%
Audio content
82.4%
82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
74.2%
87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
91.6%
89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
96.9%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
67.0%
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.