Montana

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

 

MONTANA
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$22.37
$36.14
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
2.4%
15.9%
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
66.3%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
8.8
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
28.9%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
59.0%
69.8%
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
22.5%
12.0%
  1.5Mbps
21.2%
22.7%
  1.6-10Mbps
42.4%
35.4%
  Greater than 10Mbps
8.9%
24.9%
   
 
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
38.3%
54.6%
 
Wireless availability  
89.7%
85.7%
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
  Homework resources
85.3%
87.0%
  Digital/virtual reference
60.0%
66.9%
  e-books
68.5%
67.2%
  Audio content
80.0%
82.8%
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
82.3%
87.3%
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
85.9%
89.7%
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
96.1%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
81.8%
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.