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Table 433. Selected statistics on public school libraries/media centers, by state: 2007-08
State Percent of libraries/media centers offering selected services/equipment Average number of staff per library/
media center2
Books
(number of volumes)
held at end of year
per 100 students3
Books (number of volumes) acquired during year per 100 students3 Total expenditure for materials per student3 Number of computer work- stations per 100 students
Automated catalog Automated circulation system Laptops for student use outside of library/
media center
Laptops for staff use outside of library/
media center
Media retrieval system1 Connection to the Internet DVD player/VCR
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 87.2 (0.71) 89.5 (0.68) 27.5 (1.02) 45.9 (1.07) 34.9 (1.05) 96.7 (0.40) 87.2 (0.77) 1.7 (0.02) 2,015 (30.5) 95 (2.2) $16.1 (0.46) 2.6 (0.05)
Alabama 91.5 (3.03) 95.0 (2.23) 30.2 (5.01) 55.3 (5.27) 29.4 (4.74) 99.3 (0.86) 96.4 (2.30) 1.8 (0.07) 1,888 (93.3) 105 (7.0) 19.3 (2.10) 2.4 (0.20)
Alaska 72.4 (5.91) 67.8 (6.19) 32.0 (5.22) 37.8 (5.18) 18.9 (4.88) 83.9 (5.78) 68.7 (6.94) 1.1 (0.08) 3,427 (316.7) 114 (14.0) 12.8 (1.09) 3.0 (0.36)
Arizona 79.6 (4.05) 82.6 (3.83) 25.9 (6.26) 36.5 (7.11) 46.4 (4.46) 96.8 (2.72) 87.4 (4.50) 1.8 (0.15) 2,083 (162.3) 101 (11.7) 12.7 (1.07) 2.5 (0.29)
Arkansas 89.0 (3.88) 94.9 (2.67) 18.2 (4.04) 40.8 (4.96) 36.8 (3.99) 98.6 (1.54) 90.2 (2.96) 1.6 (0.06) 2,353 (449.9) 106 (11.5) 17.0 (1.12) 2.5 (0.21)
California 85.2 (2.97) 92.2 (2.09) 11.1 (2.28) 29.5 (3.74) 17.9 (3.32) 95.6 (1.76) 65.1 (4.29) 1.4 (0.06) 1,740 (144.3) 79 (11.1) 13.0 (1.92) 1.6 (0.14)
                                                 
Colorado 95.6 (3.03) 90.4 (3.64) 29.2 (5.71) 49.3 (6.34) 27.7 (5.15) 98.2 (2.35) 88.6 (4.65) 1.9 (0.19) 2,102 (107.1) 96 (8.1) 15.4 (1.17) 4.0 (0.42)
Connecticut 83.8 (4.46) 83.9 (4.60) 21.4 (4.02) 33.7 (5.29) 27.9 (4.71) 97.4 (1.88) 89.0 (3.79) 1.9 (0.09) 2,252 (111.6) 100 (6.9) 18.9 (1.16) 3.5 (0.22)
Delaware 93.8 (2.10) 95.0 (1.61) 26.1 (5.10) 44.8 (6.25) 20.5 (4.63) 97.2 (1.04) 87.3 (3.38) 1.4 (0.06) 1,849 (70.8) 74 (7.1) 10.7 (0.93) 2.8 (0.29)
District of Columbia 57.4 (6.15) 68.8 (5.03) 13.5 (3.54) 26.6 (5.16) 21.2 (3.69) 89.2 (2.81) 73.2 (4.87) 1.0 (0.07) 2,048 (245.8) 228 (36.3) 23.2 (4.09) 2.7 (0.27)
Florida 94.5 (2.07) 94.3 (2.18) 19.2 (3.20) 64.1 (4.58) 67.5 (3.78) 99.4 (0.63) 90.7 (2.75) 1.9 (0.06) 1,576 (73.4) 77 (7.5) 13.3 (1.01) 2.5 (0.21)
                                                 
Georgia 98.5 (1.08) 98.5 (1.08) 36.6 (5.48) 66.1 (5.26) 81.4 (4.65) 99.6 (0.37) 97.8 (1.59) 2.1 (0.06) 1,745 (91.0) 90 (12.6) 15.4 (1.75) 2.0 (0.14)
Hawaii 96.5 (1.70) 97.5 (1.83) 17.9 (4.91) 39.5 (6.01) 44.4 (7.30) 97.8 (1.51) 84.1 (3.63) 1.6 (0.09) 2,296 (116.8) 91 (8.5) 11.6 (0.81) 2.4 (0.20)
Idaho 82.7 (6.15) 87.6 (6.43) 20.0 (5.61) 26.8 (5.52) 28.4 (4.88) 91.8 (5.12) 83.0 (5.98) 1.6 (0.10) 2,141 (117.8) 79 (21.0) 11.0 (0.99) 2.9 (0.25)
Illinois 77.1 (4.90) 81.9 (4.94) 32.6 (4.77) 51.0 (5.18) 21.4 (4.58) 92.2 (3.87) 87.8 (3.35) 1.9 (0.11) 2,039 (109.1) 95 (10.1) 14.1 (1.05) 2.9 (0.27)
Indiana 89.0 (5.40) 89.0 (4.77) 34.3 (5.42) 51.1 (5.48) 35.6 (6.33) 95.4 (3.32) 94.4 (3.78) 1.9 (0.20) 2,172 (116.8) 96 (12.9) 16.2 (1.36) 2.6 (0.32)
                                                 
Iowa 83.2 (4.98) 90.5 (4.28) 39.7 (5.70) 45.5 (6.80) 18.3 (4.87) 98.2 (1.96) 92.6 (5.05) 1.9 (0.09) 2,524 (145.2) 104 (8.9) 15.2 (1.60) 5.0 (0.59)
Kansas 91.7 (4.37) 91.1 (3.91) 54.4 (7.94) 58.9 (8.22) 23.4 (7.24) 94.6 (3.52) 94.0 (3.52) 1.9 (0.08) 3,224 (341.8) 124 (15.0) 22.5 (5.96) 3.4 (0.75)
Kentucky 90.9 (4.25) 92.4 (4.35) 27.1 (6.60) 49.8 (7.47) 71.1 (7.52) 95.6 (2.87) 94.0 (2.67) 1.7 (0.13) 2,000 (118.4) 114 (21.9) 17.5 (3.45) 2.6 (0.28)
Louisiana 84.5 (6.24) 87.2 (5.66) 21.6 (5.22) 42.9 (5.93) 26.0 (4.74) 97.0 (2.56) 89.4 (4.92) 1.2 (0.09) 2,010 (147.8) 101 (17.9) 17.3 (3.18) 2.6 (0.25)
Maine 73.8 (7.69) 71.5 (7.04) 43.2 (6.23) 45.5 (7.18) 9.5 (4.33) 88.4 (5.64) 73.4 (7.00) 1.7 (0.13) 3,650 (343.9) 168 (24.8) 27.9 (1.74) 2.8 (0.36)
                                                 
Maryland 91.4 (4.01) 99.5 (0.42) 32.2 (8.51) 53.6 (8.02) 54.0 (5.29) 97.4 (2.40) 90.6 (4.39) 1.5 (0.19) 1,635 (84.4) 88 (9.9) 19.6 (3.04) 2.9 (0.39)
Massachusetts 75.0 (5.55) 74.7 (5.54) 32.6 (5.04) 33.7 (4.82) 18.2 (4.01) 98.2 (1.18) 80.3 (4.67) 1.3 (0.08) 1,868 (123.1) 75 (6.8) 12.1 (1.11) 2.8 (0.24)
Michigan 83.4 (4.39) 90.6 (3.91) 33.6 (6.07) 49.3 (6.01) 48.8 (5.94) 99.8 (0.22) 92.8 (2.70) 1.5 (0.09) 2,136 (135.7) 62 (6.2) 9.0 (0.74) 4.7 (0.40)
Minnesota 92.2 (2.68) 93.6 (2.39) 32.7 (4.35) 60.1 (4.46) 39.3 (3.88) 96.4 (1.90) 97.5 (0.89) 2.0 (0.08) 2,475 (136.2) 108 (9.8) 16.2 (1.46) 4.7 (0.40)
Mississippi 75.8 (4.10) 85.6 (3.44) 20.0 (3.76) 45.6 (4.79) 31.6 (5.01) 95.5 (2.25) 88.6 (3.39) 1.5 (0.08) 1,778 (158.4) 143 (36.7) 18.5 (5.42) 2.2 (0.17)
                                                 
Missouri 93.9 (2.84) 92.8 (2.99) 18.3 (5.71) 35.6 (6.32) 20.6 (4.04) 98.4 (1.09) 96.0 (2.61) 1.7 (0.10) 2,439 (89.7) 141 (12.4) 25.5 (2.16) 2.9 (0.25)
Montana 71.0 (3.93) 74.3 (3.31) 27.4 (3.76) 43.5 (4.84) 12.5 (3.15) 87.5 (3.51) 85.4 (2.88) 1.6 (0.07) 3,282 (154.3) 153 (11.4) 24.7 (3.25) 4.1 (0.25)
Nebraska 83.1 (5.27) 82.0 (6.04) 42.7 (5.60) 50.9 (5.57) 29.8 (5.94) 93.2 (3.63) 96.8 (2.50) 1.9 (0.10) 3,063 (208.8) 103 (8.2) 20.0 (1.52) 5.5 (0.75)
Nevada 84.8 (5.44) 93.1 (3.81) 21.1 (4.59) 32.8 (4.81) 60.5 (5.58) 97.9 (2.90) 83.5 (4.20) 1.6 (0.07) 1,695 (70.4) 107 (13.8) 14.0 (1.81) 1.5 (0.10)
New Hampshire 84.6 (3.76) 83.7 (3.86) 45.5 (4.96) 44.9 (4.72) 8.0 (2.06) 97.4 (2.07) 91.8 (3.30) 1.8 (0.07) 2,314 (101.1) 111 (7.1) 26.0 (2.17) 2.6 (0.17)
                                                 
New Jersey 78.2 (7.17) 84.2 (5.37) 29.2 (9.32) 42.2 (11.24) 26.8 (6.91) 93.9 (4.35) 82.7 (6.87) 1.6 (0.11) 2,002 (129.6) 70 (11.7) 14.3 (1.33) 2.6 (0.31)
New Mexico 77.8 (8.20) 83.2 (8.38) 18.6 (7.36) 38.8 (9.01) 18.1 (4.91) 93.1 (7.64) 90.7 (7.64) 1.4 (0.14) 2,238 (117.6) 173 (32.3) 25.6 (7.14) 2.4 (0.23)
New York 79.9 (6.10) 77.5 (6.36) 27.3 (7.74) 41.1 (7.07) 17.4 (5.51) 96.9 (4.34) 82.6 (5.87) 1.9 (0.09) 1,912 (171.0) 97 (10.4) 16.8 (1.94) 2.6 (0.54)
North Carolina 97.4 (1.59) 97.5 (1.65) 25.8 (6.12) 71.9 (6.73) 60.8 (5.62) 97.4 (1.63) 99.1 (0.56) 1.9 (0.08) 1,874 (104.2) 98 (7.4) 16.4 (1.29) 2.6 (0.23)
North Dakota 72.3 (4.82) 66.6 (5.05) 40.5 (4.54) 47.7 (4.79) 13.0 (2.48) 97.9 (1.25) 77.6 (4.19) 1.6 (0.10) 3,876 (397.6) 166 (24.0) 22.2 (1.86) 3.2 (0.37)
                                                 
Ohio 90.0 (3.87) 91.1 (3.98) 22.9 (5.27) 37.1 (6.20) 36.4 (6.17) 98.1 (1.89) 83.4 (5.00) 1.5 (0.11) 1,864 (165.7) 76 (14.5) 13.5 (3.02) 2.7 (0.29)
Oklahoma 80.7 (3.68) 86.3 (2.52) 25.7 (3.19) 42.8 (4.07) 19.0 (3.02) 96.2 (2.88) 95.1 (1.73) 1.9 (0.06) 2,152 (98.0) 105 (11.5) 17.8 (1.33) 2.9 (0.22)
Oregon 77.8 (6.25) 82.2 (6.12) 35.2 (5.53) 47.0 (6.38) 27.3 (5.19) 98.5 (1.47) 89.7 (5.89) 1.8 (0.18) 3,041 (340.0) 103 (19.1) 11.9 (1.33) 3.8 (0.37)
Pennsylvania 91.4 (4.74) 91.4 (4.74) 28.8 (5.44) 37.3 (6.87) 30.1 (6.19) 98.6 (1.37) 77.2 (4.60) 1.8 (0.11) 2,054 (132.0) 90 (9.1) 17.4 (2.10) 2.5 (0.21)
Rhode Island 86.4 (5.24) 90.0 (4.37) 17.4 (5.86) 31.3 (6.21) 12.6 (4.16) 96.2 (2.74) 85.8 (5.21) 1.7 (0.08) 1,705 (85.1) 80 (8.7) 13.6 (1.14) 2.7 (0.27)
                                                 
South Carolina 97.6 (1.16) 98.3 (1.17) 37.1 (3.96) 72.9 (3.44) 81.1 (2.96) 99.2 (0.80) 92.7 (2.20) 2.0 (0.03) 1,859 (70.4) 99 (8.3) 17.9 (1.33) 2.3 (0.11)
South Dakota 68.9 (5.38) 72.1 (5.31) 31.6 (4.34) 34.4 (4.40) 13.6 (2.86) 88.7 (3.26) 86.5 (3.67) 1.6 (0.10) 3,321 (221.1) 155 (17.8) 28.1 (3.71) 3.1 (0.22)
Tennessee 90.3 (3.58) 94.3 (3.10) 24.6 (5.69) 41.1 (6.47) 32.5 (5.37) 98.0 (2.35) 88.2 (4.84) 1.6 (0.08) 1,788 (146.7) 75 (8.2) 12.1 (0.97) 2.2 (0.23)
Texas 95.9 (1.55) 96.1 (1.58) 30.6 (6.46) 48.8 (6.29) 43.4 (7.18) 98.8 (0.78) 91.5 (3.46) 1.8 (0.07) 1,910 (107.2) 99 (11.5) 18.7 (2.69) 2.0 (0.15)
Utah 92.6 (5.21) 92.3 (5.98) 10.6 (2.95) 31.6 (5.61) 41.7 (5.16) 93.5 (2.27) 93.2 (4.32) 1.6 (0.12) 1,554 (137.5) 93 (11.3) 14.7 (1.79) 2.0 (0.20)
                                                 
Vermont 80.0 (8.05) 77.2 (7.68) 46.6 (9.17) 52.0 (10.37) 10.5 (5.88) 97.9 (3.26) 92.1 (4.91) 1.7 (0.10) 3,828 (307.4) 171 (17.5) 32.5 (2.88) 3.5 (0.73)
Virginia 94.9 (1.92) 96.6 (1.41) 47.1 (4.69) 68.8 (3.91) 56.4 (4.08) 98.4 (0.99) 98.2 (1.20) 2.0 (0.06) 1,840 (70.6) 104 (6.1) 18.4 (1.62) 2.3 (0.24)
Washington 86.0 (3.87) 91.5 (3.27) 21.0 (4.38) 41.5 (4.92) 36.7 (5.18) 93.8 (2.62) 86.2 (3.43) 1.8 (0.17) 2,282 (108.6) 98 (11.7) 12.0 (0.95) 3.0 (0.21)
West Virginia 61.3 (5.64) 64.4 (5.86) 20.5 (3.13) 37.0 (4.37) 25.2 (4.49) 93.0 (2.97) 78.3 (4.83) 0.9 (0.04) 1,881 (207.0) 61 (6.8) 8.6 (0.46) 3.6 (0.33)
Wisconsin 94.5 (2.89) 94.1 (3.33) 24.7 (3.97) 46.9 (5.59) 30.2 (5.26) 94.5 (3.45) 97.5 (2.00) 2.1 (0.09) 2,894 (140.3) 180 (14.0) 35.6 (2.07) 4.6 (0.36)
Wyoming 87.3 (3.87) 92.0 (3.46) 35.6 (3.87) 39.6 (4.19) 16.8 (3.12) 97.1 (1.98) 89.7 (2.75) 1.7 (0.09) 3,481 (170.5) 145 (27.1) 25.2 (2.34) 5.2 (0.34)
1 Centralized video distribution equipment with a scheduling and control server that telecasts video to classrooms.
2 Includes professional and nonprofessional staff.
3 Average holdings, acquisitions, and expenditures are from the prior school year, while enrollment counts are from the current school year.
NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Questionnaire," 2007-08. (This table was prepared November 2009.)
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