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327. Public Library Use of the Internet: 1998

[In percent, except number of outlets. As of spring. Based on sample survey; see source for details]

 
Metropolitan status 1 Poverty status 2
Item Sub- Less More
Total Urban urban Rural than 20 20 to 40 than 40
percent percent percent
 
    All libraries outlets 3 15,718 2,691 4,933 8,094 12,757 2,644 317
      Percent of total 100.0 17.1 31.4 51.5 81.2 16.8 2.0
 
Connected to the Internet 83.6 91.0 88.1 78.4 84.1 80.9 83.3
Connected with public access 73.3 84.0 76.7 67.6 73.2 72.8 79.5
  Public access services provided--
    Only text-based terminals 5.8 13.4 5.3 3.2 5.7 5.0 16.1
    Some graphical workstations 94.2 86.6 94.7 96.8 94.3 95.0 83.9
    Speed of access:
      Less than 28.8kpbs 4.2 3.6 3.7 4.7 4.8 0.9 3.8
      28.8kpbs to 56kpbs 28.7 7.7 21.3 42.2 30.6 21.6 11.1
      56kpbs 32.7 33.5 35.1 30.7 32.0 34.8 42.6
      Greater than 56kpbs 33.7 53.5 39.1 22.2 31.8 42.4 40.9
    Special software/hardware for persons with
     disabilities on--
         All workstations 2.9 2.3 1.2 4.2 2.4 5.3 0.8
         Some workstations 13.6 24.1 15.1 8.3 12.7 16.9 23.0
         No workstations 83.6 73.8 83.7 87.5 84.9 77.9 76.1
    Filtering software not used on workstations 85.3 82.9 83.3 87.9 85.8 83.1 85.4
    With acceptable use policies 84.8 87.3 85.9 83.1 84.5 86.6 86.3



1 Urban = inside central city; Suburban = In metro area, outside of a central city; Rural = outside a metro area.
2 Determined by the 1990 poverty status of the service area of the outlet.
3 Central libraries and branches; excludes bookmobiles.

Source: The American Library Association, Washington, D.C., The 1998 National Survey of U.S. Public Library Outlet Internet Connectivity: Final Report, September 1998, by John Carlo Bartot and Charles R. McClure.

http://www.ala.org/oitp/digitaldivide/survey.html



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/327_public_library_use_of_the_internet.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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