North Carolina

North Carolina Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail North Carolina Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$22.12
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
15.3%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
60.5%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
14.3
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
20.8%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
88.2%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
10.8%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
5.1%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
60.5%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
22.4%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
62.1%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
78.4%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
96.3%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
71.7%
66.9%
e-books
92.0%
67.2%
Audio content
91.9%
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
91.4%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources
98.4%
90.9%
helps patrons complete online job applications
71.0%
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.