eBooks for all Collection Development Grant
The California State Library invites public libraries to apply for funding to build our shared statewide collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, accessible to every library in the state.
The eBooks for All program is growing! The California State Library invites public libraries to apply for funding to build our shared statewide collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, accessible to every library in the state.
This collection, currently consisting of over 87,000 copies of over 30,000 titles, is designed to meet the recreational and informational reading needs of California’s diverse communities. All titles are on a perpetual license, and many are licensed for simultaneous use. The collection is available to all public libraries to provide for free to readers of all ages.
Libraries can access the collection through the Palace App, an eReader aggregator that can browse and display materials from Overdrive, CloudLibrary, and other similar services.
The eBooks for All Palace Project not only includes materials inside the app, it also includes a geolocated collection of materials that are all licensed for simultaneous use to anyone inside of California, with or without a library card.
If your library or organization is interested in purchasing materials for inclusion in this growing statewide collection, the California State Library would welcome your participation.
- Public Agency
Libraries and consortiums are eligible.
In order for projects to be funded through LSTA, libraries must:
• Adhere to the general guidelines for LSTA eligibility
• Follow the State Library’s current LSTA five year plan
• Adhere to federal restrictions on funding
• Participate in the Public Library Survey each year
Limited to institutions in California.
Matching Funding Requirement:
The match will be based on your library’s Local Income Per Capita (LIPC) level, which is derived from California Public Libraries Survey data.
For library cooperatives, a match of 20% will be required. For libraries in LIPC Level 1, a 20% match will be required. For LIPC Level 2, a 25% match will be required. For LIPC Level 3, a 30% match will be required.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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