Connecticut

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

CONNECTICUT
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$51.69
$36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
13.0%
15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
56.8%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
16.7
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
36.0%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
78.3%
69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
16.7%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
19.1%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
22.9%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
29.2%
24.9%
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
57.4%
54.6%
 
Wireless availability  
91.2%
85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
89.1%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
55.0%
66.9%
e-books
77.8%
67.2%
Audio content
90.3%
82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
86.0%
87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
89.2%
89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
92.9%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
74.9%
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.