2011-12 Alabama public library service data

Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail
AL
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
 
 
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$20.35
$36.84
   
 
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
2.7%
9.1%
   
 
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
59.9%
62.1%
Average number of computers  
17.3
16.4
Always sufficient computers available  
38.3%
34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
71.0%
60.2%
   
 
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
6.7%
6.9%
  1.5Mbps
43.0%
16.5%
  1.6-10Mbps
29.4%
38.5%
  10.1-30Mbps
3.4%
15.8%
  Greater than 30Mbps
10.9%
22.3%
   
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
67.3%
58.3%
   
 
 
Wireless availability  
84.4%
90.5%
   
 
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
98.7%
  Homework resources
100.0%
81.8%
  Digital/virtual reference
76.7%
69.7%
  e-books
46.1%
76.3%
  Audio content
75.8%
82.9%
  Library social networking
60.4%
61.8%
   
 
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
88.7%
82.7%
   
 
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
98.0%
91.8%
   
 
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
100.0%
92.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
81.6%
76.0%

*Institute of Museum and Library Services. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2009. Washington, DC: IMLS, 2011.

Source: 2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study. Other state data are available.