Last Updated: Mar 27, 2018     Views: 87

Sno-Isle Libraries has to deal with rising costs, just like residents, private sector firms and organizations in other sectors. These cost areas include: 

Library cost areas


physical library resources

acquisition, repair, and maintenance of physical materials and resources (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, online databases, for customer use

digital library resources

subscription, rental, download or streaming fees paid by Sno-Isle Libraries associated with eBooks and digital media including audiobooks, music and video, digital magazines and newspapers, online research tools (premium online databases and student resources) and eLearning (training and tutoring tools


hardware, software, catalog and web services, back office business systems


service costs such as medical and dental, self-insurance, unemployment insurance, social security and workman compensation payments to state and federal government


power, heat and fuel


telephone, ISPs for internet access


bookmobile services vehicles, trucking fleet for distribution of library materials between 23 community libraries and service center in Marysville

infrastructure maintenance

janitorial, landscaping, HVAC, preventative maintenance and repairs

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