In 2014 the Scottish Government awarded the Scottish Library and Information Council additional funding of £300,000 to support public library WiFi provision, linked to the implementation of the government’s ‘Let’s get on’ strategy.
Funding was allocated through the Public Library Improvement Fund and 15 library services successfully applied. The initiative greatly increased the availability of free public access WiFi across Scotland via the public library network, with over 130 libraries gaining WiFi.
This offered opportunities for library services to develop and encourage further digital participation, providing users with alternative and flexible ways to access the inestimable range of online resources.
The Report includes coverage, performance and individual project summaries.