Would the library consider subscribing to the Oxford English Dictionary Online? The service then becomes available to the community.
Thank you for your suggestion. We have a dedicated team that reviews and evaluates online databases for possible inclusion to our online resources. The team takes into consideration our general audience, as opposed to say students at a college library, the cost and the our inquiries into the topic (will demand meet the cost?) and then what type of resources do we already have on the topic. We then evalute each database on its ease of use, if it's kept up to date and the features it provides. Please see our full list of databases on our eResources page at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/library/services/eresources.asp.