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Membership Eligibility

Governing Membership: Any of the following organizations who serve a research community and who meet the membership requirements as found in the regulations of the Commissioner of Education section 90.5 (as amended 1/7/94) are eligible for membership: Libraries of institutions of higher education, public library systems, central or co-central libraries of public library systems, public libraries, school library systems, school libraries, other special libraries, for profit and non-profit organizations. Hospital libraries are also eligible for membership if they meet standards established under Education Law, section 272.

A prospective member must either demonstrate how it will bring improved library or information resources to the SCRLC region; or, demonstrate how it will bring improved reference or research services to its community; and is willing to cooperate in meeting the goals of SCRLC. Full members receive all the benefits of membership including voting rights and access to electronic resources (a $100 access fee applies). 

 

SCRLC Governing member libraries have access to all the Council's resources including:

  •  Council initiatives and programs including New York Heritage
  •  Free interlibrary loan among other SCRLC members
  •  Medical Information Services Program to help pay for health-related interlibrary loan materials
  •  A wide variety of continuing education opportunities, including workshops and special interest groups, both face-to-face and online
  •  Electronic resources
  •  Grant opportunities
  •  Consulting services/focus groups
  •  Voting

Governing Membership Application

Affiliate Membership: An organization not meeting the Commissioner of Education's requirements but which is sympathetic to the purposes and mission of the Council may become a non-voting affiliate member. A prospective affiliate member must either demonstrate how it will bring improved library or information resources to the SCRLC region; or, demonstrate how it will bring improved reference or research services to its community; and is willing to cooperate in meeting the goals of SCRLC. They may apply for RBDB grants for digitization and participate in AskUs and selected projects. Non-public/school libraries meeting the Commissioner Regulations and which have at least one MLS/MLIS librarian must be Governing Members.

 

Affiliate Membership Application

Personal Membership: Any individual sympathetic to the purposes and mission of the Council may become a non-voting personal member. Personal members can participate in continuing education activities, committees, special interest groups, and some pilot projects. Note: Library workers who are employed by libraries belonging to SCRLC public library system members and SCRLC school library system members can already take advantage of all the benefits personal membership offers! If you are a librarian, library science student and unaffiliated with any of the SCRLC members, personal membership may be for you!

 

Personal Membership Application

 

Membership Cost until 6/30/3027

Full membership is based on library operating budgets. Dues are as follows:
Budget  Yearly Fee
$0 - $249,000  $220
$250,000 - $499,999
 $440
$500,000 - $999,999  $660
$1,000,000 -  $880
Affiliate Members  $220
Personal Members  $25

 

Note: Individual full members also pay a $100 electronic resources cost sharing fee; library systems are assessed $500.

 

 

Effective July 1, 2017

GOVERNING MEMBERS (Dues may increase up to 2% per year from July 1, 2018 - July 1, 2022 for governing members.)

Operating Budget Dues

$0 – 99,999 $275

100,000 – 249,999 $350

250,000 – 499,999 $550

500,000 – 999,999 $850

1,000,000 – 4,999,999 $1,100

5,000,000+ $1,500

 

School Library Systems $350

 

Public Library Systems $1,100

 

Individual Public/Schools $275

 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS $250 first year; $125 thereafter

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PERSONAL MEMBERS $25

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