Georgia 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
GA
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 21.70 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
14.4%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
71.5%
66.6%
Average number of computers
20.7
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
14.5%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
77.9%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
0.9%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
54.4%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
30.2%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
12.2%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
25.5%
54.4%
Wireless availability
84.3%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
92.0%
95.0%
Homework resources
77.9%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
58.8%
72.3%
e-books
69.3%
65.9%
Audio content
74.5%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
90.7%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
92.7%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
90.3%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
78.1%
67.1%

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