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State Summaries, 2007-2008

The 2007–2008 Public Libraries and the Internet survey sampled and received responses from all states and the District of Columbia. The survey did not, however, receive enough responses from all states for analysis purposes. The following state tables provide selected summary survey data for the states for which there were adequate and representative responses (42 in all, plus the District of Columbia). States for which data could not be fully analyzed are Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont and Virginia.

The survey data were weighted to enable state projections. The weighting used was based on three variables:

Metropolitan status of libraries in the state (urban, suburban and rural);

Calculated poverty of the population served by the libraries in the state (less than 20 percent, 20-40 percent, and greater than 40 percent); and

Total number of libraries in the state (the data presented in the tables are statewide estimates).  The following files are PDF.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas

California | Colorado | Connecticut

Delaware | District Of Columbia




Illinois | Indiana | Iowa

Kansas | Kentucky


Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana

Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon


Rhode Island

South Carolina | South Dakota

Tennessee | Texas


Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Related Resources

Map, T1 Connectivity in Public Libraries, by State

Map, Total Workstations in Public Libraries, by State

Map, Wireless Internet Access in Public Libraries, by State


Additional information is available at the   Information Institute at Florida State - including more state-level data.


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