Nebraska

Nebraska Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail Nebraska Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$34.59
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
1.8%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
76.8%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
7.4
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
32.0%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
50.6%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
19.2%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
13.6%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
41.6%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
15.4%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
55.0%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
89.1%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
67.1%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
46.6%
66.9%
e-books
35.2%
67.2%
Audio content
77.4%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
80.6%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
83.7%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources
79.8%
90.9%
helps patrons complete online job applications
74.1%
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.