Iowa 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
IA
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 33.41 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
1.7%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
82.7%
66.6%
Average number of computers
9.8
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
40.8%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
70.9%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
33.4%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
22.1%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
31%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
9.2%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
64.2%
54.4%
Wireless availability
80.8%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
87.6%
95%
Homework resources
81.2%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
52.8%
72.3%
e-books
15.7%
65.9%
Audio content
79%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
81.1%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
85.3%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources 
77%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
82.2%
67.1%

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