South Carolina 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail
SC
U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita   $ 25.32   $ 35.63
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
12.4%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
67.8%
66.6%
Average number of computers
12.5
14.2
Always sufficient computers available
10.6%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
84.0%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
1.3%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
39.7%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
34.7%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
13.8%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
54.7%
54.4%
Wireless availability
79.1%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
95.0%
Homework resources
95.5%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
57.2%
72.3%
e-books
30.9%
65.9%
Audio content
77.5%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
58.4%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons... to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
84.5%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library... provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
94.4%
88.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
69%
67.1%

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