2.3 | eBooks can be downloaded through the library's website
eBooks are a valuable library resource, particularly for the increasing numbers of people who own eBook readers and other portable devices. Offering eBook collections keeps the library relevant and appealing to many users who might otherwise find few reasons to interact with their libraries. For the purposes of this indicator, eBook collections need to include current commercial publications and a system for downloading eBooks that is integrated with the library's library website and patron accounts. Providing links to free eBook websites (e.g., Project Gutenberg) is not sufficient to meet this criteria.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide qualified eBook downloads through your website. Libraries that receive eBook collections through their state libraries and provide a portal to those resources through their websites should also answer yes.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not currently offer qualifing eBooks through the library's website but plan to do so in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to offer eBooks through the library's website, but cannot at this time perhaps due to lack of support for the library's website, budget constraints, or other reasons.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided to not offer eBooks through the library's website.