Iowa

Iowa Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data

IOWA US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$33.41
$36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
5.2%
15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
82.6%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
9.0
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
38.5%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
62.7%
69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
27.4%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
14.2%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
36.0%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
16.4%
24.9%
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
63.4%
54.6%
 
Wireless availability  
89.2%
85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
99.3%
99.8%
Homework resources
79.3%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
39.9%
66.9%
e-books
31.9%
67.2%
Audio content
78.2%
82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
85.9%
87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
86.6%
89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
79.2%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
83.6%
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.