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Table 7. Percentage of library media centers that reported having computer workstations for student and/or staff use and percentage that reported providing student access to online, licensed databases, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


          Of library media centers that provided students with access to online, licensed databases, percent that provided access from
Selected school characteristic Percent of library media centers that had computer workstations   Percent of library media center computer workstations that had internet access   Percent of all library media centers that provided student access to online, licensed databases1   Classroom   Home  
All public schools with
library media centers
96.6   95.3   86.4   94.8   78.4  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  96.9 95.4 86.6 95.0 79.1
Charter school  87.8 93.4 79.3 85.3 52.7
                     
Community type                     
City  97.0 95.2 89.4 95.7 80.4
Suburban  98.1 93.2 88.7 95.5 83.1
Town  96.5 97.6 82.7 94.0 75.6
Rural  95.3 96.6 83.8 93.7 73.9
                     
School level                     
Primary 96.5 98.3 84.5 95.9 75.7
Middle 98.9 97.0 88.9 94.3 83.2
High 97.5 91.1 91.3 93.0 85.3
Combined  89.6 94.6 82.4 91.0 67.3
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  81.6 95.6 73.8 90.6 55.3
100-199  93.7 99.0 81.6 93.9 65.8
200-499  96.2 97.9 84.7 94.4 73.6
500-749  98.2 97.0 87.5 95.5 81.2
750-999  99.4 97.1 90.6 95.6 88.6
1,000 or more  99.5 88.2 94.0 95.6 93.4
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  98.2 93.7 88.0 94.5 85.1
35-49  98.2 96.2 86.5 94.5 80.7
50-74  95.7 96.5 86.2 96.0 75.7
75 or more  95.3 96.4 85.6 94.0 70.8
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
83.5   96.7   68.7   92.3   71.1
1 Online, licensed databases are supplied by commercial vendors via the Internet. They may include indexes, abstracts, full-text article databases, or full-text reference sources, such as encyclopedias, almanacs, biographical sources, and other quick fact-finding sources.
NOTE: The 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect school library media center data from private schools.
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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