2011-12 Montana public library service data

Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail
MT
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
 
 
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$24.17
$36.84
   
 
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
4.9%
9.1%
   
 
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
66.0%
62.1%
Average number of computers  
11.0
16.4
Always sufficient computers available  
54.8%
34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
57.1%
60.2%
   
 
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
9.3%
6.9%
  1.5Mbps
9.1%
16.5%
  1.6-10Mbps
55.7%
38.5%
  10.1-30Mbps
7.5%
15.8%
  Greater than 30Mbps
11.2%
22.3%
   
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
62.9%
58.3%
   
 
 
Wireless availability  
100.0%
90.5%
   
 
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
94.1%
98.7%
  Homework resources
96.1%
81.8%
  Digital/virtual reference
65.3%
69.7%
  e-books
74.4%
76.3%
  Audio content
88.2%
82.9%
  Library social networking
62.7%
61.8%
   
 
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
96.1%
82.7%
   
 
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
93.6%
91.8%
   
 
 
Jobs services: Library  Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
96.0%
92.2%
  Helps patrons complete online job applications 
84.0%
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.