July Update on Library Finances
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 has declined even further. Through May 2015, the Law Library has received $2,411,221. This projects to filing fee receipts of $2 ,631,221 for the year, a decline of over 5% from last year’s $2,777,117. This would be 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.