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Update on Library Finances for May

By Kelly on May 22, 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 has declined even further. Through April 2015, the Law Library has received $1,957,997. This projects to filing fee receipts of $2,618,000 for the year, a decline of 6% from last year’s $2,777,117. This would be a decline of almost 38% from fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

February was an especially poor month. We went from looking at a 4% decline for the year in filing fee revenue compared to 2013-2014 to a 6% decline.

 

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.

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