2011-12 Washington public library service data

Computer/Internet Service Data Service Detail
WA
US
EXPENDITURES (system data)  
 
 
Total operating expenditures per capita*  
$51.48
$36.84
   
 
 
ACCESS (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Hours decreased since last fiscal year  
3.0%
9.1%
   
 
 
CONNECTIVITY (library outlet/branch data)  
 
 
Library offer only free access to computers/Internet in their communities  
48.9%
62.1%
Average number of computers  
11.9
16.4
Always sufficient computers available  
16.1%
34.6%
Use of public Internet workstations increased since last year  
44.1%
60.2%
   
 
 
Maximum Internet connection speed Less than 1.5Mbps
4.5%
6.9%
  1.5Mbps
24.4%
16.5%
  1.6-10Mbps
15.1%
38.5%
  10.1-30Mbps
29.1%
15.8%
  Greater than 30Mbps
22.6%
22.3%
   
 
 
Always adequate connection speed  
46.5%
58.3%
   
 
 
Wireless availability  
96.6%
90.5%
   
 
 
INTERNET SERVICES (library outlet/branch data) Licensed databases
100.0%
98.7%
  Homework resources
91.7%
81.8%
  Digital/virtual reference
79.9%
69.7%
  e-books
80.2%
76.3%
  Audio content
85.8%
82.9%
  Library social networking
83.1%
61.8%
   
 
 
Library offers IT training to patrons  
95.2%
82.7%
   
 
 
E-government: Staff provide assistance to patrons to understand how to access and use e-government Web sites
98.5%
91.8%
   
 
 
Jobs services: Library  Provides access to jobs databases and other job opportunity resources 
97.3%
92.2%
  Helps patrons complete online job applications 
86.7%
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.