2011-12 Minnesota public library service data

Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail
MN
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
 
 
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$36.45
$36.84
   
 
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
5.3%
9.1%
   
 
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
59.8%
62.1%
Average number of computers  
13.7
16.4
Always sufficient computers available  
36.3%
34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
52.8%
60.2%
   
 
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
1.5%
6.9%
  1.5Mbps
10.3%
16.5%
  1.6-10Mbps
59.5%
38.5%
  10.1-30Mbps
21.5%
15.8%
  Greater than 30Mbps
2.0%
22.3%
   
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
61.2%
58.3%
   
 
 
Wireless availability  
92.8%
90.5%
   
 
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100%
98.7%
  Homework resources
94.8%
81.8%
  Digital/virtual reference
83.1%
69.7%
  e-books
87.9%
76.3%
  Audio content
60.8%
82.9%
  Library social networking
55.9%
61.8%
   
 
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
89.0%
82.7%
   
 
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
81.9%
91.8%
   
 
 
Jobs services: Library  provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
91.6%
92.2%
  helps patrons complete online job applications 
76.1%
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.