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Table 8. Percentage of library media centers that were available for independent student use during specific times, and percentage distribution of library media centers with various types of scheduling for classes and other activities, by state: 2011–12


  Percent of library media centers that were available for independent student use   Percentage distribution of library media centers, by type of scheduling for classes and other activities  
State Before school   After school   During regular school hours   Only flexible scheduling1   Only regular scheduling   Both flexible and regular scheduling  
United States 57.1   54.0   89.0   19.4   19.2   61.5  
                         
Alabama 47.8   45.2   96.3   16.4   3.7 ! 79.9  
Alaska 48.3   68.5   84.8   31.4   12.4   56.2  
Arizona 56.6   52.3   79.4   13.0   17.3   69.6  
Arkansas 72.5   63.1   96.9   19.5   14.9   65.6  
California 50.1   56.4   84.4   9.4   13.7   76.9  
                         
Colorado 66.9   61.8   90.2   19.4   10.7 ! 69.9  
Connecticut 38.5   32.2   79.6   23.0   28.3   48.6  
Delaware 45.1   46.9   68.3   26.0   38.5   35.5  
District of Columbia            
Florida 65.4   53.0   90.0   22.3   15.7   62.0  
                         
Georgia 74.7   61.3   99.8   53.6     45.6  
Hawaii 90.6   90.8   98.1        
Idaho 67.6   62.2   96.4   19.2     74.4  
Illinois 49.1   51.0   79.9   16.2   23.8   60.0  
Indiana 49.8   43.8   88.3   16.0   23.5   60.5  
                         
Iowa 61.2   56.2   96.7   15.9   10.9 ! 73.2  
Kansas 57.4   54.3   91.5   21.1   21.6   57.4  
Kentucky 59.7   47.2   87.9   23.2   21.6   55.3  
Louisiana 56.4   33.0   95.8   21.2   19.1   59.7  
Maine 53.8   54.1   85.3   20.2   13.6   66.2  
                         
Maryland            
Massachusetts 40.2   50.0   81.3   27.2   25.2   47.6  
Michigan 38.0   37.3   78.3   15.6   25.0   59.4  
Minnesota 54.4   46.9   89.9   17.9   13.7   68.4  
Mississippi 66.9   51.7   93.7   17.6   29.1   53.3  
                         
Missouri 73.2   69.4   92.9   17.3   19.1   63.6  
Montana 70.3   67.3   94.0   9.4   24.7   65.8  
Nebraska 69.1   69.4   91.7   15.1   17.9   67.0  
Nevada 75.8   80.6   89.2   9.7   36.0   54.3  
New Hampshire 50.2   46.6   85.0   28.6   26.6   44.8  
                         
New Jersey 35.4   40.9   83.4   19.2   30.4   50.4  
New Mexico 64.2   58.7   93.2   8.9     84.1  
New York 39.7   46.2   88.9   30.4   22.4   47.3  
North Carolina 66.8   57.8   93.2   30.8   11.2   57.9  
North Dakota 73.1   80.1   95.4   13.2   18.8   68.0  
                         
Ohio 38.5   37.2   87.1   16.4   15.9   67.7  
Oklahoma 56.5   54.4   94.4   22.9   11.8 ! 65.3  
Oregon 70.8   59.6   86.1   18.7   13.0   68.3  
Pennsylvania 53.5   38.0   83.9   18.8   38.9   42.2  
Rhode Island 34.7   31.8   75.7   16.1   48.6   35.3  
                         
South Carolina 81.5   77.7   94.2   31.7   17.8   50.5  
South Dakota 56.2   66.4   93.2   19.9   13.4 ! 66.8  
Tennessee 60.0   48.8   89.6   18.2   27.9   53.9  
Texas 72.1   73.2   95.8   16.9   14.0   69.1  
Utah 66.1   72.8   86.6   19.3   13.1 ! 67.7  
                         
Vermont 55.4   59.3   94.0   13.7   19.9   66.4  
Virginia 64.2   39.0   96.5   15.9   33.7   50.4  
Washington 73.9   68.7   94.5   15.1   15.0   69.9  
West Virginia 43.7   28.8   79.7   18.4   26.6   55.0  
Wisconsin 52.4   56.6   95.7   20.5   16.2   63.3  
Wyoming 63.0   66.8   97.2   28.5   11.7 ! 59.8  
! 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.
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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