Minnesota

Minnesota Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail Minnesota Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$36.87
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
12.7%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
49.4%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
16.7
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
37.2%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
75.2%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
6.8%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
38.3%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
28.6%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
22.0%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
68.1%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
95.3%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
88.2%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
76.3%
66.9%
e-books
84.3%
67.2%
Audio content
86.7%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
93.1%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
89.4%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
95.2%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
64.8%
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.