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Table 9. Percentage of library media centers that were open to community members who do not attend the school and do not have children who attend the school and, of these, percentage open to community members during various times and percentage providing computer workstations with internet access, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


    Percent of library media centers open to community members
Selected school characteristic Percent of library media centers open to community members who do not attend the school and do not have children who attend the school   During regular school hours   During the week, outside of regular school hours   On weekends, outside of regular school hours   With workstations community members can use to access the Internet  
All public schools with
library media centers
23.8   80.9   48.9   19.2   61.3  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  24.1 80.9 48.8 19.2 61.0
Charter school  15.5 78.2 52.5 18.3 ! 76.0
                     
Community type                     
City  21.7 81.4 55.9 16.7 62.3
Suburban  16.2 74.1 47.0 20.9 50.4
Town  25.3 81.4 52.9 23.7 56.8
Rural  31.1 83.3 44.8 18.2 66.9
                     
School level                     
Primary 20.3 80.1 46.4 15.8 59.3
Middle 24.0 80.3 52.1 25.5 60.0
High 30.5 81.7 51.9 23.1 61.6
Combined  36.8 83.5 48.6 15.6 73.1
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  28.8 75.1 38.7 23.6 72.9
100-199  33.8 86.8 41.1 10.4 ! 66.9
200-499  22.2 81.4 49.2 17.7 62.8
500-749  22.0 78.4 47.5 20.5 54.8
750-999  24.5 83.5 54.2 22.0 65.7
1,000 or more  26.1 79.7 56.0 23.5 55.7
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  22.1 74.5 55.1 25.6 54.3
35-49  26.4 82.5 47.6 18.6 57.8
50-74  24.0 84.5 41.6 15.6 67.4
75 or more  24.6 83.9 50.7 15.0 66.6
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
18.6   71.7   44.4   31.1 ! 46.9
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
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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