New York 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
NY
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita   $ 57.32   $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
13.5%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
76%
66.6%
Average number of computers
12.1
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
29.6%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
84%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
11.2%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
19.2%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
46%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
14.4%
18%
Always adequate connection speed
51.8%
54.4%
Wireless availability
92.8%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
98.3%
95%
Homework resources
90.8%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
83%
72.3%
e-books
71%
65.9%
Audio content
89.6%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
96%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
88.9%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
79.5%
88.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
59.8%
67.1%

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