Rhode Island

Rhode Island Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail
Rhode Island
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$42.55
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
16.1%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
26.1%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
17.6
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
25.5%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
72.4%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
11.5%
12.0%
  1.5Mbps
11.5%
22.7%
  1.6-10Mbps
36.0%
35.4%
  Greater than 10Mbps
30.2%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
49.1%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
100.0%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
97.1%
99.8%
  Homework resources
93.5%
87.0%
  Digital/virtual reference
58.7%
66.9%
  e-books
84.3%
67.2%
  Audio content
100.0%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
96.2%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
89.3%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
98.0%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
71.4%
71.9%