Connecticut 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
CT
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 42.13 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
20.7%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
60.1%
66.6%
Average number of computers
15.9
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
39.6%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
81.3%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
21.9%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
4.1%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
46.7%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
18.9%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
52.3%
54.4%
Wireless availability
92.7%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
96.3%
95.0%
Homework resources
93.6%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
67.6%
72.3%
e-books
78.7%
65.9%
Audio content
96.3%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
92.4%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
92.5%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 
98.2%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
66.3%
67.1%

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