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Table 701.30. Selected statistics on public school libraries/media centers, by state: 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Percent of libraries/media centers offering selected services/equipment Average number of staff per library/
media center2
Books
(number of volumes)
held at end of year
per 100 students3
Books (number of volumes) acquired during year per 100 students3 Total expenditure for materials per student3 Number of library computer work- stations per 100 students
Automated catalog Automated circulation system Laptops for student use outside of library/
media center
Laptops for staff use outside of library/
media center
Media retrieval system1 Connection to the Internet DVD player/VCR
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 88.3 (0.49) 90.3 (0.47) 40.2 (0.69) 54.3 (0.85) 32.5   (0.76) 95.9 (0.34) 83.2 (0.76) 1.8 (0.02) 2,188 (42.4) 89   (3.5) $16.00   (0.691) 3.1   (0.05)
Alabama 96.0 (1.59) 98.5 (0.74) 46.7 (4.48) 59.9 (3.98) 29.6   (3.44) 97.2 (1.38) 95.4 (1.47) 1.6 (0.05) 2,114 (117.4) 48   (4.0) 7.31   (0.630) 2.4   (0.13)
Alaska 63.1 (5.91) 58.0 (6.01) 50.6 (5.32) 46.2 (5.49) 10.0 ! (3.22) 79.7 (6.31) 69.9 (6.51) 1.2 (0.11) 5,077 (351.4) 190   (29.7) 25.19   (3.742) 5.9   (0.66)
Arizona 77.5 (5.11) 78.5 (4.74) 33.0 (4.44) 51.4 (3.89) 35.2   (3.94) 88.7 (3.97) 78.8 (4.58) 1.5 (0.09) 1,988 (97.3) 57   (7.8) 9.60   (1.505) 2.7   (0.15)
Arkansas 97.4 (1.15) 97.4 (1.15) 29.5 (3.73) 48.1 (5.16) 30.6   (4.85) 100.0 (†) 94.2 (2.46) 1.8 (0.10) 1,880 (102.6) 96   (9.5) 16.00   (1.328) 2.7   (0.27)
California 78.5 (3.00) 82.5 (2.27) 20.8 (2.96) 40.7 (4.08) 13.1   (2.55) 93.6 (1.77) 58.9 (4.36) 1.5 (0.05) 2,065 (161.6) 75   (13.4) 10.25   (2.611) 2.2   (0.17)
                                                         
Colorado 93.2 (3.07) 88.9 (3.73) 52.7 (4.25) 64.5 (4.58) 34.7   (4.91) 98.2 (0.90) 91.1 (2.64) 1.8 (0.10) 2,101 (137.0) 89   (8.4) 11.23   (1.648) 4.3   (0.30)
Connecticut 84.5 (4.76) 84.1 (4.79) 46.5 (7.41) 61.1 (6.05) 21.5   (4.98) 96.9 (2.11) 86.6 (3.83) 2.0 (0.08) 2,405 (105.1) 111   (29.0) 17.01   (1.330) 4.8   (0.46)
Delaware 95.1 (1.69) 97.1 (1.57) 41.6 (5.58) 48.6 (5.83) 24.4   (5.13) 98.2 (1.45) 81.4 (4.88) 1.2 (0.07) 2,835 (752.6) 61   (6.0) 9.41   (0.690) 3.0   (0.25)
District of Columbia (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 93.9 (2.05) 91.4 (2.67) 40.5 (4.01) 70.2 (4.51) 73.9   (3.17) 97.4 (0.94) 89.6 (2.88) 1.6 (0.05) 1,904 (114.0) 68   (5.9) 10.98   (1.115) 2.6   (0.11)
                                                         
Georgia 96.3 (1.26) 98.2 (0.78) 51.2 (4.92) 78.7 (3.79) 73.1   (4.13) 99.3 (0.37) 97.6 (1.38) 2.0 (0.06) 1,909 (81.2) 85   (7.8) 13.06   (0.806) 2.3   (0.16)
Hawaii (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Idaho 75.5 (5.06) 85.6 (3.70) 9.9 (2.35) 22.1 (4.21) 24.5   (4.39) 97.4 (1.81) 81.5 (6.08) 1.6 (0.12) 2,378 (179.4) 64   (6.9) 8.45   (0.954) 3.0   (0.22)
Illinois 80.3 (3.31) 81.6 (3.25) 39.4 (4.92) 48.1 (4.94) 15.2   (2.39) 94.9 (2.41) 79.9 (4.00) 2.1 (0.21) 2,453 (206.1) 110   (17.5) 20.31   (3.342) 3.6   (0.27)
Indiana 89.7 (3.52) 88.9 (4.46) 33.2 (4.58) 50.2 (5.73) 31.7   (5.41) 96.9 (1.75) 89.6 (3.38) 2.0 (0.09) 2,486 (142.5) 84   (7.5) 14.54   (1.057) 2.9   (0.27)
                                                         
Iowa 94.5 (2.53) 95.8 (1.94) 59.5 (4.38) 66.3 (4.73) 26.5   (5.18) 98.0 (1.26) 86.4 (3.45) 2.3 (0.09) 2,603 (143.2) 101   (9.8) 14.44   (1.345) 5.8   (0.59)
Kansas 92.2 (4.50) 99.2 (0.40) 58.0 (4.86) 58.2 (5.34) 28.3   (4.63) 93.9 (3.36) 97.7 (1.27) 2.0 (0.09) 3,564 (259.0) 101   (14.2) 22.42   (5.432) 4.2   (0.43)
Kentucky 91.0 (2.31) 93.0 (2.16) 34.2 (4.76) 51.3 (4.59) 56.3   (4.89) 95.0 (2.02) 86.6 (3.27) 1.5 (0.08) 2,026 (91.2) 96   (8.4) 17.68   (1.388) 3.2   (0.14)
Louisiana 83.9 (4.21) 86.9 (3.53) 48.4 (5.33) 66.8 (5.40) 31.5   (5.98) 98.1 (1.48) 85.9 (4.22) 1.4 (0.11) 1,951 (119.4) 66   (7.2) 17.58   (4.543) 3.5   (0.31)
Maine 85.6 (4.05) 88.6 (3.44) 48.1 (4.85) 53.1 (4.18) 11.3   (3.20) 84.7 (3.91) 75.8 (4.94) 1.7 (0.10) 3,393 (283.8) 109   (9.9) 22.60   (1.615) 2.6   (0.22)
                                                         
Maryland (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Massachusetts 68.1 (4.03) 70.9 (4.42) 33.6 (4.95) 42.6 (5.18) 20.0   (4.09) 96.8 (1.82) 84.5 (3.77) 1.3 (0.10) 1,664 (121.0) 61   (7.5) 13.79   (2.749) 3.4   (0.26)
Michigan 83.6 (2.79) 87.1 (2.74) 39.9 (3.62) 51.3 (3.63) 45.9   (3.56) 98.3 (0.77) 80.8 (3.40) 1.7 (0.07) 2,065 (117.9) 58   (5.1) 10.13   (1.086) 4.5   (0.30)
Minnesota 91.5 (2.23) 92.1 (2.41) 39.8 (3.67) 57.6 (4.04) 34.4   (3.13) 94.4 (1.86) 86.3 (2.82) 2.2 (0.07) 2,760 (139.9) 105   (24.4) 16.40   (2.140) 5.4   (0.35)
Mississippi 71.9 (5.72) 86.5 (3.53) 22.7 (3.97) 46.3 (5.13) 26.8   (3.50) 97.0 (1.86) 89.5 (3.43) 1.5 (0.08) 1,862 (110.5) 106   (22.0) 13.03   (1.871) 1.9   (0.15)
                                                         
Missouri 93.8 (1.87) 97.3 (1.37) 34.8 (3.06) 44.1 (3.32) 19.8   (2.78) 98.2 (1.40) 89.2 (2.91) 1.9 (0.09) 2,624 (93.4) 106   (6.2) 21.23   (0.896) 4.4   (0.20)
Montana 77.6 (6.74) 87.9 (4.59) 34.8 (6.14) 50.6 (7.14) 17.0 ! (5.97) 96.2 (2.31) 93.3 (2.57) 1.8 (0.09) 3,570 (325.3) 118   (9.4) 21.51   (2.129) 6.1   (0.73)
Nebraska 90.0 (2.94) 93.6 (2.83) 71.8 (4.06) 71.8 (4.32) 33.6   (4.96) 95.0 (2.14) 92.5 (2.55) 2.1 (0.11) 3,629 (430.3) 137   (18.6) 21.64   (1.246) 5.8   (0.44)
Nevada 97.8 (1.08) 98.3 (0.96) 28.6 (4.31) 41.2 (4.77) 34.4   (3.34) 97.4 (1.78) 65.2 (5.29) 1.6 (0.07) 1,674 (55.0) 74   (5.3) 10.23   (0.490) 1.9   (0.13)
New Hampshire 91.3 (4.46) 94.4 (4.05) 58.4 (7.08) 66.7 (6.26) 7.9 ! (3.66) 100.0 (†) 96.1 (2.84) 1.8 (0.12) 2,134 (124.6) 81   (5.5) 21.78   (1.383) 3.7   (0.31)
                                                         
New Jersey 85.7 (3.03) 86.5 (2.85) 46.5 (4.19) 45.4 (4.10) 20.7   (3.29) 96.0 (2.08) 79.9 (3.22) 1.4 (0.06) 2,172 (121.3) 68   (8.2) 15.47   (1.072) 3.1   (0.19)
New Mexico 87.3 (10.18) 86.3 (10.49) 36.4 (8.56) 65.2 (5.93) 37.6   (7.31) 95.8 (2.70) 83.7 (6.05) 1.8 (0.24) 3,057 (631.5) 95   (16.1)   (†) 2.5 ! (1.21)
New York 94.2 (2.24) 93.8 (2.33) 38.3 (3.90) 45.8 (4.46) 21.2   (3.23) 98.7 (0.98) 81.3 (2.94) 2.0 (0.06) 1,898 (97.1) 101   (7.8) 19.25   (1.274) 3.2   (0.18)
North Carolina 95.9 (2.17) 95.5 (1.67) 57.3 (4.17) 86.1 (2.53) 55.4   (3.83) 98.5 (1.01) 93.6 (2.74) 1.6 (0.06) 1,940 (97.3) 88   (10.1) 15.85   (1.164) 3.5   (0.26)
North Dakota 77.6 (3.93) 80.5 (3.66) 45.1 (5.00) 52.7 (4.42) 20.1   (3.23) 96.6 (1.43) 75.6 (3.99) 2.0 (0.09) 3,728 (230.1) 172   (16.8) 24.28   (1.378) 4.8   (0.61)
                                                         
Ohio 91.1 (2.26) 94.1 (2.23) 45.5 (3.69) 48.5 (3.52) 42.0   (4.60) 94.4 (1.88) 81.5 (3.43) 1.8 (0.07) 1,889 (75.4) 64   (4.0) 9.06   (0.502) 3.3   (0.20)
Oklahoma 84.1 (4.75) 86.4 (4.26) 42.3 (5.72) 46.2 (5.42) 26.7   (5.71) 94.1 (2.45) 87.7 (3.89) 1.9 (0.10) 2,676 (229.2) 133   (33.8) 15.91   (2.051) 3.0   (0.22)
Oregon 90.0 (3.18) 93.3 (1.71) 35.3 (5.04) 50.4 (5.10) 28.7   (5.09) 97.5 (1.54) 74.4 (5.11) 1.7 (0.10) 2,569 (116.8) 77   (10.6) 11.28   (1.628) 4.0   (0.42)
Pennsylvania 89.4 (3.12) 91.0 (2.86) 39.5 (4.85) 46.3 (4.96) 19.9   (3.71) 92.1 (3.19) 75.7 (4.33) 1.8 (0.08) 2,302 (181.0) 81   (10.1) 16.68   (1.792) 3.3   (0.22)
Rhode Island 72.9 (5.12) 76.7 (4.20) 26.0 (5.81) 22.9 (5.38) 5.1 ! (2.06) 94.3 (3.60) 72.4 (7.05) 1.7 (0.11) 1,993 (110.8) 62   (9.1) 9.22   (0.978) 3.3   (0.40)
                                                         
South Carolina 95.2 (2.02) 97.2 (1.55) 49.1 (4.63) 79.0 (3.80) 85.0   (3.67) 100.0 (†) 96.1 (1.89) 1.8 (0.07) 2,246 (401.6) 79   (5.9) 15.47   (1.105) 3.0   (0.24)
South Dakota 75.1 (4.80) 69.3 (5.65) 48.0 (5.49) 51.9 (6.10) 21.6   (4.22) 84.2 (5.62) 77.5 (5.53) 1.7 (0.11) 3,370 (329.1)   (†) 22.94   (1.947) 3.5   (0.45)
Tennessee 92.3 (2.75) 98.1 (0.90) 46.3 (5.01) 57.9 (4.83) 28.0   (3.68) 98.1 (1.23) 90.2 (3.57) 1.7 (0.08) 1,756 (60.8) 81   (9.3) 11.96   (1.448) 2.5   (0.21)
Texas 93.2 (1.98) 96.8 (1.28) 42.1 (3.37) 59.2 (3.89) 32.9   (3.57) 96.9 (1.41) 90.5 (2.07) 1.8 (0.06) 2,261 (250.8) 113   (23.0) 23.54   (4.438) 2.3   (0.10)
Utah 86.1 (5.81) 85.8 (6.20) 28.0 (5.07) 34.2 (5.33) 44.5   (5.72) 84.8 (5.15) 84.8 (5.98) 1.7 (0.13) 1,652 (90.6) 85   (12.2) 10.03   (0.862) 2.1   (0.18)
                                                         
Vermont 84.5 (4.69) 80.6 (4.24) 58.5 (5.72) 64.5 (4.95) 11.2   (2.48) 93.1 (2.97) 80.2 (4.12) 1.8 (0.09) 4,010 (145.6) 155   (9.1) 32.89   (1.796) 4.8   (0.48)
Virginia 95.7 (2.26) 97.3 (1.38) 60.8 (3.91) 74.7 (4.14) 49.5   (4.90) 96.8 (1.33) 90.1 (3.92) 1.9 (0.09) 2,018 (78.9) 122   (24.9) 18.86   (3.017) 3.1   (0.50)
Washington 92.2 (2.67) 93.6 (2.49) 29.0 (4.20) 47.9 (4.47) 28.1   (4.08) 96.3 (2.48) 84.1 (3.53) 1.9 (0.11) 2,325 (107.8) 82   (9.4) 9.46   (0.680) 3.9   (0.27)
West Virginia 69.0 (4.92) 74.9 (5.24) 32.1 (4.40) 47.5 (5.04) 22.0   (2.80) 92.8 (3.28) 68.6 (5.32) 1.0 (0.07) 1,923 (109.9) 110   (32.3) 15.04   (2.674) 4.5   (0.80)
Wisconsin 96.0 (2.31) 97.9 (1.07) 50.4 (4.28) 63.0 (4.58) 27.2   (3.97) 98.6 (1.35) 95.7 (2.36) 2.4 (0.09) 3,125 (149.7) 159   (8.7) 37.93   (2.217) 5.2   (0.41)
Wyoming 95.5 (4.10) 95.5 (4.10) 56.8 (5.80) 51.1 (4.62) 19.3   (5.06) 98.7 (0.80) 81.2 (5.71) 1.8 (0.10) 3,714 (330.4) 211   (33.4) 32.02   (5.222) 4.8   (0.67)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either the response rate is under 50 percent or there are too few cases for a reliable estimate.
1 Centralized video distribution equipment with a scheduling and control server that telecasts video to classrooms.
2 Includes professional and nonprofessional staff.
3 Books held, books acquired, and expenditures are from the prior school year, while enrollment counts are from the current school year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Questionnaire," 2011-12. (This table was prepared December 2013.)

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