Washington, DC 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
DC
U.S.

EXPENDITURES (system data)

Total operating expenditures per capita

$ 78.08

$ 35.63

ACCESS

Hours decreased since last fiscal year

100%

14.5%

CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)

Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities

12.5%

66.6%

Average number of computers

29.2

14.2

Always sufficient computers available

87.5%

26.5%

Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year

100%

75.7%

Maximum Internet connection speed

Less than 1.5Mbps

0%

14.8%

1.5Mbps

0%

27.4%

1.6-10Mbps

0%

33.4%

Greater than 10Mbps

100%

18.4%

Always adequate connection speed

100%

54.4%

Wireless availability

100%

82.2%

INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data)

Licensed databases

100%

95.0%

Homework resources

100%

88.2%

Digital/virtual reference

100%

72.3%

e-books

100%

65.9%

Audio content

100%

82.5%

Library offers IT training to patrons

100%

89.1%

E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons…

to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites

100%

88.8%

Jobs services: Library…

provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 

100%

88.2%

helps patrons complete online job applicationsÂ

100%

67.1%

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