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Associate Member Fee Schedule

The following fee schedule is current as of February 2022 and is subject to change without notice.

It is expected that Associate Members pay all fees on time to remain in good standing.

Application Fee

  • Libraries applying for BC ELN Associate Membership are required to pay BC ELN an application fee of $500. The applicant is responsible for any travel expenses incurred by the BC ELN Office during the application process;
  • The application fee is non-refundable regardless of the decision of the BC ELN Steering Committee regarding the application;
  • The application fee is a one-time fee while the library remains a member. If a library withdraws from BC ELN or becomes ineligible for membership and chooses to reapply, the application fee may be required again at the discretion of the BC ELN Director.

Annual BC ELN Associate Membership Fee

The annual membership fee allows Associate Members access to:

  • Services of BC ELN Client Support Specialists for database troubleshooting, platform migrations, invoicing, and statistical analysis;
  • Ongoing training for BC ELN supported products and services;
  • An orientation to the BC ELN website;
  • Participation in advocacy, lobbying, leadership, and collaborative efforts as taken on by BC ELN;
  • Group purchasing power for licensing electronic resources; and
  • Eligibility to join BC ELN-supported services (i.e Arca, AskAway, Illume, WriteAway). Note: each service area has its own participation fees.

Annual Associate Membership Fee:

  • Tier 1 (2 Year Programs): $1,500
  • Tier 2 (4 Year Programs): $3,000

In addition to the annual Associate Membership fee, libraries are responsible for any vendor content or platform licensing fees, and/or service-specific support fees should the library choose to join a BC ELN-administered service (e.g. Arca, AskAway, Illume WriteAway).

Common Suite Annual Subscription Fee

Until May 2024 all BC ELN partner libraries, including Associate Members, are obligated to participate in the Common Suite, a multi-year bundle of resources. As such, Associate Members must pay annual Common Suite subscription costs. For more information about Common Suite pricing, please contact the BC ELN Office.