Texas

Texas Library Computer/Internet Service Data vs. Overall U.S. Library Computer/Internet Service Data
Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail Texas Statistics U.S. Statistics
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$19.68
$36.14
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
8.8%
15.9%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
60.0%
64.5%
Average number of computers  
20.7
16.0
Always sufficient computers available  
30.6%
23.8%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
66.4%
69.8%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
10.1%
12.0%
1.5Mbps
18.1%
22.7%
1.6-10Mbps
40.8%
35.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
24.8%
24.9%
Always adequate connection speed  
52.9%
54.6%
Wireless availability  
83.2%
85.7%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
99.6%
99.8%
Homework resources
82.9%
87.0%
Digital/virtual reference
59.0%
66.9%
e-books
61.2%
67.2%
Audio content
77.8%
82.8%
Library offers IT training to patrons  
88.1%
87.3%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
85.5%
89.7%
Jobs services: Library provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources
87.2%
90.9%
helps patrons complete online job applications
78.9%
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.