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Table 6. Percentage of library media centers that reported having various technological services, average number of computer workstations, and average number of computer workstations that had internet access in the library media center, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Percent with various technological services
Selected school characteristic Automated circulation system   Automated catalog(s) for student and/or staff use   Digital video disk (DVD) player(s), Blu-ray disc (BD) player(s), or video cassette recorder(s) (VCR) for student and/or staff use   Media retrieval system1   Laptops for student use outside of the library media center   Laptops for staff use outside of the library media center   Technology to assist students and/or staff with disabilities2   Average number of computer workstations   Average number of computer workstations with internet access  
All public schools with
library media centers
90.3   88.3   83.2   32.5   40.2   54.3   31.0   18   17  
                                     
School classification                                     
Traditional public  91.1 89.1 83.8 32.8 40.0 54.2 31.0 18 17  
Charter school  63.0 59.0 63.4 21.1 44.5 59.0 30.6 15 14  
                                     
Community type                                     
City  90.4 87.6 78.3 34.7 37.4 54.3 28.5 17 16  
Suburban  90.1 89.3 83.1 35.2 43.6 55.3 31.9 21 20  
Town  93.9 90.8 88.0 28.5 36.8 49.2 31.6 18 18  
Rural  89.0 86.9 85.0 30.4 40.8 55.4 31.8 17 16  
                                     
School level                                     
Primary 91.3 88.3 81.1 31.8 37.7 52.3 27.8 12 12  
Middle 93.7 92.9 90.0 41.1 46.1 60.4 37.4 23 22  
High 89.7 90.0 85.8 31.6 42.1 55.9 34.8 33 30  
Combined  74.3 70.3 77.1 19.5 41.6 52.0 31.6 15 14  
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  62.3 59.5 64.8 12.0 31.9 38.0 26.4 10 10  
100-199  79.2 75.6 78.8 17.7 42.4 48.0 30.6 13 13  
200-499  90.8 88.0 83.4 27.7 39.3 52.6 27.0 14 14  
500-749  92.8 90.0 84.9 38.0 40.0 57.1 33.2 16 16  
750-999  94.7 95.2 85.4 47.9 43.0 58.3 36.1 22 22  
1,000 or more  96.3 97.2 86.5 39.8 43.2 60.7 38.0 39 34  
                                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                                   
0-34  93.2 92.0 83.3 30.8 42.1 52.6 33.3 22 21  
35-49  94.0 92.8 87.4 34.6 41.6 55.4 32.3 20 19  
50-74  89.9 87.2 84.8 36.2 41.0 55.2 30.8 16 16  
75 or more  85.9 82.7 79.0 30.8 36.2 55.4 27.3 14 13  
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
66.0   66.0   72.2   10.3   31.9   44.7   25.7   15   14  
1 A media retrieval system consists of centralized video distribution equipment with a scheduling and control server that telecasts video to classrooms upon request.
2 Includes TDD and specially equipped workstations.
NOTE: The 2011–12 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," 2011–12.


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