Definition of a Library Kiosk, a Library Branch and a Bookmobile

An "eligible library kiosk" is a facility that meets the following criteria:

  1. Must be created and maintained by a legally established Michigan public library
  2. Is a library point of service maintained outside of an administrative entity or branch library
  3. 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
  4. The kiosk may be within another structure or stand alone and it may be temporary, semi-permanent or permanent
  5. 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. 

Issued 5/10/2017