Sources of Library Revenue

            Library needs funds for its normal operations and expenditure. The funds a re needed for the management purposes, they need operating expenditures for the current and recurrent costs necessary for the provision of services by the state library agencies.

(http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/docs/statistics/revexpfy04rank.pdf) The libraries also need funds to purchase new books and to refurbish old books by covering and labeling such books.( Bowler, 1964)

            The normal budget that the states provides for  state library agencies  for the library is not always enough for these services, and therefore it is the organization of the librarian to look for more funds to meet other financial needs. (http://nces.ed.gov/FastFacts/display.asp?id=42  )

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            The librarian receives revenue from subscription to join the library by both members and non-members. The subscription fee is mostly paid annually or semi annually for me membership and it holds a large portion of the revenue.

There are other sources of revenue as the  state library agency revenue are the federal government, state governments, and other sources, such as local, regional, or multi-jurisdictional sources.( Johnson, 1992)  State library agencies may also receive income from private sources, such as foundations, corporations, friends of libraries groups, and individuals. State library agencies may also generate revenue through fees for service or fines. Revenue may be designated for aid to libraries, for the current and recurrent costs necessary for the provision of services by the state library agencies, or other purposes.( (Lind, 2003)

Today libraries a are also turning new pages for generating revenues , libraries are nowadays hhaving a latte at the library is a treat to patrons visiting to do research, check out materials, or attend meetings. And each cup purchased benefits the library. Chapters Cafés offer items such as specialty coffees and teas, muffins, sandwiches, soups, salads, and deserts. Since operation of the cafés began, their popularity has grown each year.

(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3978/is_200410/ai_n9471663)

The library also discovered that the Chapters Café and meeting rooms are a perfect blend. There is a demand for meeting room rentals for private functions, such as wedding receptions, graduations, showers, and birthday parties (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3978/is_200410/ai_n9471663)

Reference

Lind Hage Christine (2003) The public Library Start-up cost.  Ala editions

            Handbook Manuals

Johnson Kevin, Sponsorship as a Library Revenue Source- New Library
World (1992) Vol. 92 DOI: 10.1108/EUM0000000002415
Publisher:  MCB UP Ltd

http://nces.ed.gov/FastFacts/display.asp?id=42       Retrieved on the 12th July 2008

Loew S. Janet (2004) Library Latte Becomes Important New Revenue Source
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3978/is_200410/ai_n9471663  Retrieved
on the 12th July 2008.

Bowler Roberta (1964) Local Public library association:

http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/docs/statistics/revexpfy04rank  Retrieved n the 12th July

            2008

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