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September Update – Library Finances Continue to Fall

By Kelly on September 21, 2015//Leave a comment

The vast majority of our funding comes from filing fees, and this funding has declined by over 38% from 2008 to 2015.

 

During the fiscal year that ended in June, it declined over 5% more from last year. This fiscal year, we are expecting another decline of 3 to 4%. Even though this is a smaller drop than in prior years, the fact is law library revenues continue to fall.

 

These declines in revenue have caused reduced hours at library branches, fewer staff over-all, and the cancellation of electronic databases like Westlaw, along with numerous print titles.

 

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