Florida 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
FL
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 30.22 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
30.6%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
56.7%
66.6%
Average number of computers
29.1
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
12%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
82.4%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
11.4%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
12.2%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
21.6%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
51.7%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
48.5%
54.4%
Wireless availability
92.7%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
98.9%
95%
Homework resources
96.7%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
90%
72.3%
e-books
83.9%
65.9%
Audio content
91.6%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
93.7%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
95.5%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 
96.8%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
65.4%
67.1%

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