Wi-Fi Access, U.S. Public Libraries 2012

To meet growing patron demand for online information and services, public libraries continue to expand free access to the Internet via wireless connections. A vast majority of libraries (74%) reported increased use of their wireless networks in 2010-2011. Nationwide, 91% of public libraries now offer this service.

Image depicting state by state Wi-Fi Availability in Public Libraries

More maps and additional state-by-state data is available in Online Extras.

Get more information about the 2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study from the ALA and our research partner, the Information Policy & Access Center.