Alaska 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
AK
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita  $ 45.60  $ 35.60
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
9.5%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
72.8%
66.6%
Average number of computers
6.11
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
30.0%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
43.2%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
53.8%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
11.1%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
12.7%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
13.0%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
28.5%
54.4%
Wireless availability
76.2%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
72.2%
95.0%
Homework resources
100.0%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
47.0%
72.3%
e-books
37.3%
65.9%
Audio content
82.3%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
72.2%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
69.9%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
81.7%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
53.1%
67.1%

Source Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study. Other state data are available.