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Table 417. -  Selected statistics on public school library/media centers, by state: 1993-94
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                      |Percent of centers offering selected services/equipment          |  Books held  |Total students|   Total     | Expenditure |Expenditure
                      |_________________________________________________________________|   per 100    |using library | expenditure |  for micro- | for audio-
                      | Computer |Automated | Database | On-line  | Compact  |Connection| students\1\  |  per 100     |    for      |  computers  |  visual
 State or other area  |  with    | catalog  |searching | database | disc for | to the   |              |students each | materials   |  for library|materials for
                      |  modem   |          |  with    |searching | indices, | Internet |              |   week       |   per       |    per      |library per
                      |          |          |  CD-ROM  |          |   etc.   |          |              |              | student     |  student    |student
______________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|______________|______________|_____________|_____________|_____________
          1           |    2     |    3     |    4     |    5     |    6     |    7     |       8      |      9       |     10      |     11      |     12
______________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|______________|______________|_____________|_____________|_____________
   United States .....|34.3 (1.0)|24.0 (0.9)|31.2 (0.8)| 9.4 (0.5)|46.7 (1.1)|12.0 (0.6)| 2,585    (57)|  83.4   (0.4)|$17.18 (0.35)|$3.84  (0.25)| $2.24 (0.15)
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Alabama ..............|33.0 (4.2)|37.6 (5.9)|29.3 (4.0)| 5.7 (2.0)|44.1 (4.6)| 3.2 (1.5)| 1,510    (61)|  76.3   (2.2)| 11.22 (0.62)| 1.91  (0.39)|  0.91 (0.22)
Alaska ...............|34.7 (3.6)|34.3 (4.0)|39.7 (4.7)| 6.8 (1.9)|44.6 (4.5)|15.1 (2.3)| 4,167   (260)|  85.0   (2.0)| 47.38 (5.86)| 9.76  (2.55)|  1.94 (0.30)
Arizona ..............|28.1 (3.5)|38.3 (5.3)|28.0 (4.0)| 5.6 (2.2)|43.0 (4.4)| 6.0 (1.9)| 2,552   (211)|  81.0   (3.3)| 17.55 (3.05)| 4.66  (1.37)|  1.56 (0.31)
Arkansas .............|19.0 (4.0)|18.7 (4.0)|20.5 (4.1)| 5.6 (2.4)|29.7 (4.6)| 8.5 (2.5)| 2,377   (355)|  78.3   (2.8)| 15.03 (1.45)| 1.92  (0.53)|  1.56 (0.29)
California ...........|19.9 (4.3)|14.0 (3.4)|23.4 (3.7)| 3.1 (1.0)|38.0 (5.7)| 6.2 (2.3)| 1,751   (193)|  77.9   (2.7)|  7.26 (1.00)| 3.13  (0.87)|  0.59 (0.17)
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Colorado .............|47.0 (4.7)|43.6 (5.7)|43.3 (5.5)|30.7 (4.7)|60.7 (5.5)|16.3 (3.5)| 2,190   (177)|  80.6   (2.5)| 16.42 (1.81)| 3.01  (0.57)|  1.63 (0.25)
Connecticut ..........|43.8 (6.5)|12.8 (2.7)|45.4 (5.3)|17.9 (3.8)|54.4 (6.0)| 6.5 (2.6)| 2,289   (129)|  88.0   (2.2)| 15.71 (2.06)| 2.84  (1.01)|  1.21 (0.21)
Delaware .............|41.8 (3.6)|22.5 (3.0)|34.7 (3.5)|14.4 (2.5)|48.2 (3.5)| 5.7 (2.0)| 1,587    (84)|  80.5   (2.3)|  8.68 (0.87)| 1.63  (0.24)|  0.64 (0.23)
District of Columbia .|23.5 (4.0)| 4.4 (2.2)|25.4 (2.8)|10.4 (3.3)|31.2 (3.2)| 1.7 (1.1)| 1,578    (74)|  65.6   (2.9)|  8.06 (0.69)| 0.49  (0.13)|  1.46 (0.30)
Florida ..............|45.3 (3.8)|29.8 (3.3)|39.9 (3.6)|11.8 (2.8)|71.0 (4.0)|21.1 (3.4)| 1,855    430 |  76.6   (2.6)| 13.61 (1.98)| 1.85  (0.29)|  2.30 (0.33)
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Georgia ..............|29.8 (4.7)|48.2 (4.4)|34.5 (4.6)|13.6 (2.6)|46.6 (4.7)|10.8 (2.7)| 1,535    (72)|  83.9   (1.6)| 13.02 (0.65)| 2.99  (0.71)|  2.21 (0.38)
Hawaii ...............|75.3 (5.3)|27.1 (4.4)|47.7 (5.7)|24.3 (4.9)|64.8 (4.9)|29.4 (5.0)| 1,592   (100)|  83.3   (2.6)| 10.90 (1.01)| 2.77  (0.46)|  1.59 (0.42)
Idaho ................|29.9 (4.2)|15.4 (4.0)|21.6 (4.4)| 6.2 (2.3)|32.1 (5.1)| 8.6 (3.1)| 2,457   (289)|  86.6   (1.9)| 12.20 (1.24)| 2.50  (0.63)|  1.12 (0.24)
Illinois .............|32.2 (3.5)|17.7 (3.8)|23.0 (3.4)| 7.9 (1.7)|36.6 (4.2)| 7.1 (2.2)| 2,517   (264)|  85.7   (1.8)| 13.40 (1.34)| 4.09  (1.48)|  1.59 (0.19)
Indiana...............|29.9 (6.7)|31.0 (4.9)|32.0 (5.9)| 2.4 (0.7)|66.1 (6.3)| 5.5 (1.2)| 2,518   (387)|  86.2   (2.4)| 14.40 (1.12)|12.45  (3.24)|  2.20 (0.45)
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Iowa .................|38.8 (6.4)|17.4 (5.0)|44.2 (5.7)|14.6 (3.6)|71.2 (5.7)| 8.6 (3.1)| 4,549   (698)|  91.0   (1.8)| 23.04 (2.23)| 5.14  (2.03)|  2.78 (0.61)
Kansas ...............|24.9 (3.0)|31.5 (4.9)|20.9 (3.1)| 9.7 (2.0)|46.6 (4.5)|10.6 (2.5)| 3,797   (218)|  89.1   (1.8)| 30.85 (2.76)|11.16  (2.26)|  2.93 (0.49)
Kentucky .............|30.1 (6.2)|33.1 (7.0)|32.3 (5.5)| 4.3 (2.2)|60.3 (6.3)| 5.3 (2.4)| 1,732   (110)|  84.8   (2.3)| 15.16 (1.08)| 2.32  (0.51)|  2.40 (0.31)
Louisiana ............|24.2 (3.9)|13.9 (3.5)|21.9 (3.4)| 2.3 (0.8)|28.1 (3.8)| 6.2 (2.4)| 1,784    (74)|  64.8   (3.9)| 16.18 (3.82)| 1.43  (0.42)|  0.50 (0.08)
Maine ................|33.3 (5.4)|18.9 (4.4)|25.5 (3.8)| 5.4 (2.0)|38.9 (6.7)| 5.4 (1.6)| 2,331   (169)|  89.4   (2.7)| 17.83 (2.74)| 2.21  (0.58)|  0.64 (0.16)
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Maryland .............|41.0 (3.9)|15.4 (3.4)|31.8 (4.5)|22.3 (3.1)|46.2 (4.7)|32.6 (3.5)| 1,510    (70)|  87.0   (1.8)| 11.70 (0.73)| 0.25  (0.06)|  1.65 (0.45)
Massachusetts ........|38.2 (4.9)| 9.1 (1.6)|45.3 (4.8)| 8.9 (1.6)|46.3 (4.8)|24.1 (3.8)| 2,523   (224)|  74.8   (3.9)| 10.14 (1.22)| 1.50  (0.29)|  1.77 (0.52)
Michigan .............|42.2 (7.6)|12.1 (3.9)|38.1 (6.3)|10.2 (3.8)|57.9 (6.1)|15.1 (5.3)| 1,820   (100)|  83.5   (4.1)| 13.36 (2.13)| 1.62  (0.55)|  1.35 (0.39)
Minnesota ............|35.6 (4.8)|53.4 (6.1)|52.9 (6.1)|13.8 (3.0)|69.0 (5.6)|17.3 (3.6)| 3,114   (253)|  86.5   (2.8)| 22.39 (3.60)| 6.01  (0.96)|  4.93 (1.70)
Mississippi ..........| 9.4 (2.0)| 5.2 (2.1)|14.2 (3.9)| 3.0 (1.4)|23.2 (3.6)| 3.1 (1.3)| 1,593    (69)|  74.6   (2.5)| 16.26 (4.13)| 1.58  (0.62)|  1.30 (0.30)
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Missouri..............|31.3 (4.3)|39.4 (6.7)|31.4 (5.0)|17.8 (3.9)|46.0 (5.9)|15.7 (4.2)| 2,681   (232)|  81.4   (2.6)| 16.95 (1.64)| 2.80  (0.90)|  1.23 (0.20)
Montana ..............|50.8 (4.3)|20.6 (3.1)|43.7 (4.1)|17.4 (3.3)|58.2 (3.6)| 6.2 (2.0)| 9,562 (1,005)|  89.5   (2.3)| 67.92 (8.98)|15.79  (6.03)|  5.61 (1.22)
Nebraska .............|31.6 (5.0)|29.0 (4.9)|36.3 (5.7)|12.1 (2.5)|58.8 (6.0)|15.8 (3.0)| 7,103   (817)|  90.3   (2.7)| 41.70 (4.30)|23.16 (10.55)| 13.52 (6.68)
Nevada ...............|18.4 (4.0)|48.2 (5.5)|32.2 (4.5)| 3.0 (1.3)|37.1 (4.2)| 9.4 (2.9)| 1,827   (168)|  87.0   (1.7)| 11.15 (1.00)| 1.46  (0.38)|  0.77 (0.14)
New Hampshire ........|43.9 (6.6)|21.4 (4.8)|39.8 (6.6)| 8.2 (2.6)|51.2 (5.9)|17.4 (4.4)| 2,221   (182)|  87.1   (1.8)| 18.97 (1.75)| 2.83  (0.86)|  1.41 (0.24)
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New Jersey ...........|39.1 (6.8)|28.5 (6.5)|30.2 (6.4)| 7.2 (1.4)|46.2 (7.2)| 5.2 (1.3)| 2,954   (400)|  84.2   (3.0)| 22.91 (3.96)| 3.52  (1.37)|  2.05 (0.88)
New Mexico ...........|32.8 (6.1)|21.9 (5.3)|32.0 (4.3)| 3.9 (1.5)|43.1 (5.5)| 7.8 (2.4)| 2,533   (223)|  82.9   (2.8)| 16.80 (3.05)| 1.55  (0.44)|  1.73 (0.32)
New York .............|39.5 (5.5)|14.3 (3.9)|25.2 (3.4)|12.5 (2.4)|44.8 (5.1)|16.0 (3.6)| 2,207   (213)|  82.0   (3.4)| 13.67 (1.21)| 1.56  (0.46)|  1.15 (0.35)
North Carolina .......|40.4 (4.6)|29.4 (4.0)|42.0 (4.3)|10.8 (1.7)|65.0 (4.1)| 7.9 (2.3)| 1,630    (50)|  80.8   (2.4)| 14.19 (0.94)| 4.39  (0.53)|  2.10 (0.28)
North Dakota .........|65.8 (5.3)|18.0 (3.6)|27.3 (5.1)|39.1 (5.7)|41.1 (6.5)|36.8 (5.5)| 6,607   (689)|  93.0   (1.3)| 29.45 (2.25)| 3.77  (0.84)|  5.02 (1.77)
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Ohio .................|33.1 (7.1)|12.9 (5.0)|16.9 (3.9)| 3.3 (1.1)|31.9 (6.7)| 7.1 (2.3)| 3,796   (762)|  86.5   (2.3)| 11.03 (1.48)| 0.75  (0.25)|  1.53 (0.75)
Oklahoma .............|20.1 (2.7)|32.7 (3.8)|32.5 (3.5)| 6.7 (1.7)|44.1 (4.2)| 4.0 (1.7)| 2,851   (163)|  84.2   (1.5)| 36.26 (4.69)| 3.46  (0.60)|  7.51 (4.23)
Oregon ...............|38.6 (5.8)|39.2 (5.2)|51.5 (6.7)|18.9 (4.7)|49.5 (6.5)|11.7 (4.2)| 3,154   (362)|  84.3   (3.2)| 21.32 (2.14)| 7.59  (2.49)|  2.75 (0.86)
Pennsylvania .........|33.9 (6.9)|17.3 (4.0)|32.6 (5.5)| 2.5 (1.1)|39.2 (6.4)| 6.4 (3.1)| 2,562   (203)|  89.6   (2.6)| 15.33 (2.09)| 2.23  (0.60)|  1.97 (0.67)
Rhode Island .........|25.0 (4.9)|11.8 (3.2)|13.0 (3.5)| 1.0 (0.6)|21.7 (4.8)|18.6 (4.2)| 1,835   (232)|  84.0   (2.5)|  8.58 (1.51)| 0.23  (0.10)|  0.34 (0.14)
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South Carolina .......|44.0 (5.4)|46.4 (5.0)|39.4 (5.7)| 6.9 (1.7)|55.4 (7.1)|13.5 (4.1)| 1,655   (133)|  80.3   (3.2)| 11.01 (0.71)| 2.39  (0.55)|  1.03 (0.19)
South Dakota .........|56.2 (6.8)|12.6 (3.4)|37.7 (6.2)|23.1 (4.2)|60.2 (5.5)| 9.0 (2.7)| 5,049   (542)|  89.8   (2.0)| 45.53 (5.37)| 8.26  (1.61)|  3.73 (1.41)
Tennessee ............|15.1 (4.3)|18.9 (5.1)|16.6 (4.5)| 2.5 (2.3)|34.9 (6.5)| 3.6 (1.9)| 1,677   (102)|  85.4   (2.2)|  8.60 (0.68)| 2.65  (1.04)|  0.91 (0.20)
Texas ................|39.4 (4.6)|20.5 (4.2)|27.2 (3.1)| 9.9 (2.8)|33.9 (3.8)|24.7 (4.2)| 1,885   (123)|  83.3   (2.0)| 18.94 (1.79)| 3.75  (1.18)|  2.95 (0.40)
Utah .................|22.2 (3.6)|37.4 (4.1)|28.6 (3.6)| 5.1 (2.3)|39.1 (3.6)| 6.7 (1.9)| 1,557   (105)|  79.5   (2.2)|  9.08 (0.95)| 1.62  (0.26)|  1.82 (0.32)
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Vermont ..............|47.0 (4.9)|27.2 (5.6)|35.3 (4.2)|14.5 (3.3)|51.9 (4.8)|32.2 (3.4)| 3,155    179 |  87.5   (1.8)| 34.53 (4.95)| 6.18  (1.57)|  2.90 (0.52)
Virginia .............|61.7 (8.3)|35.5 (6.1)|38.6 (5.8)|10.6 (2.9)|72.4 (7.0)|31.4 (5.6)| 1,974   (108)|  88.2   (2.2)| 15.20 (1.09)| 3.48  (0.66)|  3.71 (1.01)
Washington ...........|40.2 (5.2)|35.7 (5.6)|43.1 (3.6)|11.7 (2.9)|53.1 (4.9)|13.0 (2.6)| 2,004    (84)|  89.7   (1.3)| 14.70 (1.27)| 3.34  (0.69)|  1.52 (0.29)
West Virginia.........|24.7 (6.0)|16.7 (4.2)|18.0 (4.0)| 8.3 (3.5)|31.0 (5.5)| 6.4 (3.2)| 2,039   (201)|  76.0   (4.7)|  7.37 (1.41)| 0.77  (0.25)|  0.17 (\2\)
Wisconsin ............|34.2 (6.5)|27.2 (4.7)|36.1 (5.0)|14.8 (3.8)|57.1 (6.1)| 9.0 (2.6)| 2,895   (157)|  86.5   (2.8)| 23.99 (1.18)| 5.40  (1.55)|  4.10 (0.74)
Wyoming ..............|39.0 (3.4)|28.0 (4.2)|32.1 (5.7)| 8.1 (2.5)|41.7 (4.5)| 6.6 (2.3)|10,729 (1,185)|  83.5   (3.4)| 46.04 (5.36)| 3.23  (0.59)|  3.92 (0.85)
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\1\During the most recent full week of school.

NOTE.--Percentages are based on schools that have library/media centers. In school year 1990-91, 96 percent of public schools had library/media centers. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 1993-94, unpublished data. (This table was prepared August 1997.)


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