August Update on Library Finances

By Kelly on August 24, 2015//Leave a comment

The Law Library receives the vast majority of its funding from filing fees and this funding has declined by over 30% from 2009 to 2014.


During the current fiscal year, the revenue from filing fees declined even further. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Law Library received filing fee receipts of $2,631,919. This is a decline of over 5% from last year’s $2,777,117 and a decline of almost 38% from fiscal year 2008-2009.


These declines in revenue have caused reduced hours at library branches, fewer staff available to assist patrons, and the cancellation of electronic databases and numerous print titles. You can help by making a tax deductible donation to the Law Library Justice Foundation.

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  1. Fred R. Chesley

    I have used law libraries for the past 35 years, to assist in representation of my clients. The libraries are an indispensable resource for me as an attorney.

    These cuts backs are affecting my ability to adequately represent clients and it is impinging on their rights to due process.

    If the State and County continue to inadequately fund the judiciary and libraries, the government’s ability to impose its will upon the people, will be subject to a due process defense……

    Bureaucrats being so fond of fees, fines, penalties and taxes, should take pause to consider these resources being unavailable to fund their expectations. Without due process, none of these convenient resources will be available….. Fair notice has been given.

    Please publish this message.

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