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Minimum Conditions for Public Libraries in Oregon

Minimum Conditions for Public Libraries in Oregon

Public Library Website

Minimum Condition: Provide a website that enables local library users to access State Library of Oregon resources and services available to all Oregon residents

For a public library website, it should be noted that a social media service (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) does not qualify. While the State Library does not officially recommend any particular service, the following free and low-cost website services are popular:

Best practices for a public library website are that it should contain the following information: 

  • Hours of operation
  • Contact information
  • Access to online catalog
  • Upcoming library events
  • Special announcements (closures, etc.)

For information on including "State Library of Oregon resources and services" on the library provided website, please visit the section on Statewide Databases.