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Table 4. Average number of holdings, additions, and expenditures in library media centers during 2010–11 for various kinds of materials, by state: 2011–12


  Average number of holdings at the end of the 2010–11 school year   Average number acquired during the 2010–11 school year   Average amount of expenditures during the 2010–11 school year for  
State Book titles   Audio/video materials1   Book titles   Audio/video materials1   Book titles   Audio/video materials1   All information resources2  
United States 12,780   470   520   20   6,010   490   9,340  
                             
Alabama 2,114   106   48   2 ! 501   27   731  
Alaska 5,077   564   190   6   1,921   117   2,519  
Arizona 1,988   44   57   1   511   20 ! 960  
Arkansas 1,880   68   96   4   1,185   80   1,600  
California 2,065   38   75   2 ! 800     1,025  
                             
Colorado 2,101   44   89   2   867   47   1,123  
Connecticut 2,405   81   111   4   1,082   92   1,701  
Delaware 2,835   36   61   2 ! 688   28   941  
District of Columbia              
Florida 1,904   91   68   4   727   53   1,098  
                             
Georgia 1,909   107   85   4   953   74   1,306  
Hawaii 1,514   65   34     379 ! 18 ! 643  
Idaho 2,378   60   64   2   631   36   845  
Illinois 2,453   68   110   5 ! 1,062   79   2,031  
Indiana 2,486   76   84   5   945   82   1,454  
                             
Iowa 2,603   29   101   1   1,030   18   1,444  
Kansas 3,564   127   101   3   1,572 ! 64   2,242  
Kentucky 2,026   162   96   5   1,238   116   1,768  
Louisiana 1,951   106 ! 66   3   795   47 ! 1,758  
Maine 3,393   135   109   6   1,416   146   2,260  
                             
Maryland              
Massachusetts 1,664   57   61   2   915   44   1,379  
Michigan 2,065   49   58   2   683   35   1,013  
Minnesota 2,760   88   105   4   893   91   1,640  
Mississippi 1,862   91   106   4   980   62   1,303  
                             
Missouri 12,380   640   500   20   7,020   450   10,020  
Montana 10,210   370   340   20   3,650   350   6,150  
Nebraska 12,000   310   450   10 ! 4,510   260 ! 7,160  
Nevada 14,720   310   650   10 ! 7,350   180   9,000  
New Hampshire 10,280   510   390   40   6,550   840   10,490  
                             
New Jersey 12,830   590   400   30   5,150   480   9,140  
New Mexico 13,620   500   420   20   6,680     36,630 !
New York 13,140   450   700   40   8,390   960   13,320  
North Carolina 11,500   720   520   20 ! 6,900   380   9,390  
North Dakota 11,250   610   520   50   5,030   670   7,330  
                             
Ohio 10,100   550   340   20   3,240   340   4,840  
Oklahoma 11,260   370   560   30 ! 4,750   350   6,700  
Oregon 12,970   250   390   10   3,430   190   5,700  
Pennsylvania 14,100   330   490   20 ! 7,110   420   10,210  
Rhode Island 9,220   300   290   10 ! 2,700   130 ! 4,260  
                             
South Carolina 15,210   460   530   20   8,100   670 ! 10,470  
South Dakota 10,750     730 ! 20   5,250   320   7,320  
Tennessee 11,290   850   520   50 ! 6,190   780   7,690  
Texas 14,340   560   720   50 ! 8,080   850   14,930  
Utah 11,020   400   570   20   5,700   510 ! 6,690  
                             
Vermont 12,080   550   470   40 ! 6,500   700   9,910  
Virginia 12,520   640   760   20   9,560   540   11,700  
Washington 12,870   260   450   10 ! 3,990   150   5,240  
West Virginia 8,570   240   490   10   4,080   150   6,700  
Wisconsin 13,810   790   700   60   10,920   1,390   16,760  
Wyoming 10,540   260   600   10   7,540   240   9,090  
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Includes all copies of any tape, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray.
2 Information resources include such items as books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, database licensing, and software. They do not include salaries, computer hardware, or audio/visual equipment.
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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