Last Updated: Mar 27, 2018     Views: 64

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

Examples

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

technology

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

staffing

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

utilities

power, heat and fuel

telecommunications

telephone, ISPs for internet access

transportation

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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