Mississippi

Mississippi Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail Mississippi Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$15.30
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
12.5%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
67.3%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
10.0
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
20.6%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
86.0%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
23.5%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
56.0%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
11.6%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
6.4%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
51.9%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
69.8%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
91.9%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
62.5%
66.9%
e-books
25.0%
67.2%
Audio content
69.6%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
83.9%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
85.3%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
97.6%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
75.6%
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.