Arkansas 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
AR
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 21.07 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
0.0%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
75.0%
66.6%
Average number of computers
11.77
14.20
Always sufficient computers available
16.0%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
77.0%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
25.4%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
36.2%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
28.7%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
4.0%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
34.5%
54.4%
Wireless availability
57.1%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
95.0%
95.0%
Homework resources
67.4%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
32.5%
72.3%
e-books
42.8%
65.9%
Audio content
56.0%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
83.2%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
96.4%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 
90.7%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
71.1%
67.1%

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