How is a consortium different than a vendor?
How much does it cost to join?
Public, community and school K-12 libraries
Libraries participating in the Membership Pledge = 25 cents per registered borrower
Libraries that have chosen not to participate = 35 cents per registered borrower
Libraries participating in the Membership Pledge = 90 cents per student
Libraries that have chosen not to participate = $1.10 per student
**Schools are no longer allowed to participate in the Overdrive Project.
Libraries that participate in our Membership Pledge agree to remain members for three consecutive years. Libraries that sign this agreement will have a cap on the increase in their fee (currently, your fee will not increase more than 10%). The Board also guarantees no change in the fee structure for participating member libraries for the duration of the agreement.
New member fees. Libraries who are not current members of the GMLC, whether they are brand new member libraries or libraries returning to the Consortium, will be charged a new member fee. This new member fee is in addition to any new member or administrative fees charged by our vendors. This fee will also be based on the number of active borrowers, and the cost will increase each year in order to equalize the contributions made by long-time members. For 2012, this new member fee is 3 cents per active borrower, with a $100 minimum.
When is the membership period?
To be eligible for the full year of benefits, libraries must join by January 1 of the calendar year
Can I join at any time and can the fees be prorated?
You can join at anytime, however the GMLC does not, as a rule, offer any pro-rating of fees for libraries who choose to join the consortium outside the January start of the membership year.
The GMLC does not, under any circumstances, offer a refund on a paid fee.