$.28 X # registered borrowers + $.10 X # LUV check-outs from previous year.
Unfortunately, schools are no longer eligible to participate in LUV. Schools that joined in the past are "Grandfathered in." This is a decision of our vendor, Overdrive.
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 2015, this new member fee is 3 cents per active borrower, with a $100 minimum. There is a Start-up Fee for new members of $300 that covers the initial cost of setting up the synch for patrons to use their library cards to download digital materials.
The GMLC membership fee is $100. LUV subscribers must be GMLC members.
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.