West Virginia 2009-2010

Library Funding and Technology Access
Expenditures/Services Service Detail

WV

U.S.
EXPENDITURES (system data)
Total operating expenditures per capita  $ 16.40   $ 35.60
ACCESS
Hours decreased since last fiscal year
0.9%
14.5%
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities
70.4%
66.6%
Average number of computers

6.9

14.2
Always sufficient computers available
38.3%
26.5%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year
66.0%
75.7%
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
0.0%
14.8%
1.5Mbps
100.0%
27.4%
1.6-10Mbps
0.0%
33.4%
Greater than 10Mbps
0.0%
18.4%
Always adequate connection speed
61.4%
54.4%
Wireless availability
73.9%
82.2%
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
97.2%
95.0%
Homework resources
82.7%
88.2%
Digital/virtual reference
67.7%
72.3%
e-books
52.2%
65.9%
Audio content
67.2%
82.5%
Library offers IT training to patrons
82.4%
89.1%
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons… to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
89.8%
88.8%
Jobs services: Library… provides access to jobs databases and other job resources
89.2%
88.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
68.5%
67.1%

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