Definition of a Library Kiosk, a Library Branch and a Bookmobile
An "eligible library kiosk" is a facility that meets the following criteria:
- Must be created and maintained by a legally established Michigan public library
- Is a library point of service maintained outside of an administrative entity or branch library
- Is a library point of service that has Internet connectivity and has electronic equipment or other material physically available to provide access to library resources including the library catalog and patron accounts
- The kiosk may be within another structure or stand alone and it may be temporary, semi-permanent or permanent
- Kiosk must be placed such that all members of the community may approach it without cost
- A selection of books or other physical material placed in a facility by the library which is unstaffed and there are no other services provided shall not be considered a kiosk
An "eligible branch library" for the purposes of E-Rate funding in Michigan shall be defined in the same way that the Institute of Museum and Library Services defines them for the annual Public Library Survey:
- A branch library is an auxiliary unit of an administrative entity which has at least all of the following: 1. Separate quarters; 2. An organized collection of library materials; 3. Paid staff; and 4. Regularly scheduled hours for being open to the public.
An "eligible bookmobile" for the purposes of E-Rate funding in Michigan shall be defined in the same way that the Institute of Museum and Library Services defines them for the annual Public Library Survey:
- A bookmobile is a traveling branch library. It consists of at least all of the following: 1. A truck or van that carries an organized collection of library materials; 2. Paid staff; and 3. Regularly scheduled hours (bookmobile stops) for being open to the public.
For purposes of E-Rate funding in Michigan, bookmobiles and kiosks shall be considered annexes and not branches. Therefore, they are not eligible for a separate category 2 budget.