This dataset lists Washington State public library locations that offer wireless internet access (wifi) just outside the building or facility. This external wifi access became more important during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, when public library buildings were temporarily closed. The information is based on Washington State Library surveys, correspondence with public library staff, and review of public library websites.
This dataset reports on public internet use in the Timberland Regional Library District, a five-county rural library district serving Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties. It includes a count of internet sessions and minutes used at each library location.
This interactive map from the Washington State Broadband Office, Department of Commerce, displays broadband download and upload speeds (maximum and average) by location, based on 1-minute tests conducted by residents. The map is intended to identify gaps in high-speed internet service and broadband infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic required many residents to work or study from home, and heightened public attention on the internet service needed to support such activities.
This dataset reports various service measures for the Asotin County (WA) Library District. These include visits to the library, computer and internet access, and circulation of various materials. The library district reports the figures annually to the Public Libraries Survey, administered by the Washington State Library in cooperation with the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. For a detailed glossary of terms and more information about the survey, visit the Statistics page at the Washington State Library: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/libdev/publications.aspx#WAStats