New Mexico 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
NM
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita   $ 28.44   $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
17.9%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
66.1%
66.6%
Average number of computers
15.1
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
35.6%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
77.7%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
23.6%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
23.4%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
22.2%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
26.4%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
58.6%
54.4%
Wireless availability
79.2%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
88.3%
95.0%
Homework resources
82.8%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
49.5%
72.3%
e-books
10.0%
65.9%
Audio content
69.2%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
95.7%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
93.4%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library... provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
90.0%
88.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
70.6%
67.1%

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