Minnesota 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
MN
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita $ 34.39 $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
13.6%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
67.3%
66.6%
Average number of computers
11.0
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
17.6%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
65.5%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
18.5%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
43.2%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
15.3%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
21.3%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
52.3%
54.4%
Wireless availability
92.8%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
97.8%
95%
Homework resources
93.8%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
85.1%
72.3%
e-books
86.2%
65.9%
Audio content
94.7%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
99.0%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
95.8%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
91.1%
88.2%
helps patrons complete online job applications
63.8%
67.1%

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