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Table 7. Percentage of library media centers that had space for a full class of students at one time, percentage of those that could accommodate other activities concurrent with a full class, and percentage of library media centers that were available for independent student use during specific times, by state: 2007–08

State Number of
schools with
library media centers
Percent of library media centers that had space for a full class of students at one time Of library media
centers that had
space for a full class,
percent that could
accommodate other activities concurrent
with a full class1
Percent of library media centers that were available for independent student use  
      Before school  After school   During regular school hours  
United States  81,920   97.8   82.3   59.0   57.1   89.9  
                         
Alabama  1,400   100.0   80.6   63.5   51.8   97.7  
Alaska  430   88.2   69.6   57.8   63.9   79.9  
Arizona  1,540   97.0   79.1   69.6   63.2   92.5  
Arkansas  980   99.0   84.8   77.3   73.8   97.3  
California  7,870   95.0   70.3   55.9   58.4   82.3  
                         
Colorado  1,500   100.0   85.1   66.1   64.8   93.2  
Connecticut  970   100.0   84.1   48.5   40.7   88.7  
Delaware  170   97.8   76.8   45.7   37.7   81.3  
District of Columbia  160   92.4   53.8   27.5   38.8   66.4  
Florida  2,910   98.1   94.6   65.4   56.4   92.4  
                         
Georgia  2,190   98.5   99.0   77.5   69.8   98.4  
Hawaii  270   100.0   82.5   55.5   80.0   92.1  
Idaho  620   95.1   70.3   70.5   71.7   93.5  
Illinois  3,550   99.6   75.2   51.6   53.0   84.1  
Indiana  1,810   100.0   87.7   51.9   50.9   90.3  
                         
Iowa  1,260   99.3   88.5   66.0   59.5   92.8  
Kansas  1,350   97.9   85.9   69.7   70.3   90.3  
Kentucky  1,220   99.0   83.5   61.2   58.2   90.1  
Louisiana  1,220   98.0   73.3   66.5   41.5   83.5  
Maine  650   96.8   64.3   49.8   54.9   91.2  
                         
Maryland  1,290   97.6   77.5   61.3   51.6   86.5  
Massachusetts  1,630   92.8   82.7   43.1   44.8   75.7  
Michigan  3,250   99.4   91.5   46.9   43.5   93.7  
Minnesota  1,470   94.4   88.6   66.0   65.8   91.3  
Mississippi  930   99.6   81.3   69.4   50.7   91.5  
                         
Missouri  1,880   98.6   85.2   77.4   72.4   94.7  
Montana  550   95.1   73.1   74.7   75.5   92.4  
Nebraska  870   98.2   82.7   65.2   71.3   96.9  
Nevada  510   97.8   81.5   67.7   70.6   91.9  
New Hampshire  410   97.3   83.7   51.0   47.8   90.7  
                         
New Jersey  2,140   96.3   85.6   39.4   41.8   78.3  
New Mexico  660   97.9   66.2   62.4   59.7   89.6  
New York  4,360   99.9   80.6   39.4   45.3   88.7  
North Carolina  2,250   99.2   94.2   69.8   79.5   96.0  
North Dakota  360   92.7   69.7   76.8   76.0   92.3  
                         
Ohio  3,290   99.4   78.9   45.0   47.2   84.7  
Oklahoma  1,490   98.6   83.4   61.0   58.0   99.0  
Oregon  1,100   97.0   75.9   69.8   65.1   90.7  
Pennsylvania  2,940   99.9   76.8   45.4   38.0   85.9  
Rhode Island  300   100.0   71.2   38.0   44.0   87.3  
                         
South Carolina  1,050   99.2   93.8   89.0   83.6   97.1  
South Dakota  370   86.8   70.1   60.1   65.8   91.7  
Tennessee  1,610   100.0   79.2   51.9   43.2   86.4  
Texas  7,340   96.5   86.4   64.4   61.8   94.9  
Utah  760   98.5   84.4   65.2   67.6   86.4  
                         
Vermont  330   100.0   79.6   63.8   63.1   96.0  
Virginia  1,950   100.0   87.8   72.3   60.1   91.5  
Washington  1,880   96.1   88.3   67.0   65.1   94.5  
West Virginia  620   92.0   65.8   52.2   41.1   83.7  
Wisconsin  1,970   97.7   84.4   57.8   64.8   97.8  
Wyoming  290   97.1   79.6   71.4   70.4   92.7  
1 Concurrent activities included production activities, conferences, small group work, or individual browsing.
NOTE: The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Data File," 2007–08.


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