South Carolina

South Carolina Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail South Carolina Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$25.32
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
7.9%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
63.8%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
15.9
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
8.6%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
88.3%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
2.4%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
35.3%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
26.6%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
32.3%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
62.4%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
91.7%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
99.8%
Homework resources
95.3%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
45.1%
66.9%
e-books
40.5%
67.2%
Audio content
77.4%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
80.9%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
84.6%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
100.0%
90.9%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
70.9%
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.