Ohio

Ohio Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail Ohio Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$62.77
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
49.9%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
67.7%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
14.8
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
14.7%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
76.2%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
8.8%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
24.6%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
35.5%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
26.7%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
54.0%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
93.1%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
97.6%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
89.2%
66.9%
e-books
87.3%
67.2%
Audio content
88.8%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
90.0%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
90.5%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
94.7%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
77.5%
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.