New Jersey

New Jersey Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail New Jersey Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$55.46
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
13.4%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
72.6%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
16.7
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
19.0%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
80.5%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
11.2%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
11.9%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
24.1%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
40.6%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
63.5%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
89.1%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
90.4%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
71.4%
66.9%
e-books
80.2%
67.2%
Audio content
90.3%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
96.0%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
92.3%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources
94.5%
90.9%
helps patrons complete online job applications
77.7%
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.