Arizona 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
AZ
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 26.31 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
13.1%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
58.9%
66.6%
Average number of computers
18.8
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
21.2%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
80.6%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
2.6%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
27.6%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
38.2%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
29.7%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
56.4%
54.4%
Wireless availability
100%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
98.2%
95%
Homework resources
89.2%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
65.6%
72.3%
e-books
58.9%
65.9%
Audio content
70.7%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
82.8%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… For understanding how to access and use e-government Web sites
91.7%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 
85.1%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applicationsÂ
64.8%
67.1%

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