Membership Fees

Each summer the IDS Board of Directors determines the membership fees for the following calender year. 

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the IDS Board of Directors held a meeting to determine the 2021 IDS Budget and Membership Fees.  During this meeting, the discussion focused on the impact that COVID-19 has had and will have on our member libraries and on IDS Operations.  Since March 2020, IDS has seen a significant decline in shipping due to widespread library closures.  As a result, IDS has seen a reduction in shipping expenses even though we have collected our revenue for the year.  The Board focused on passing these funds back to the membership and the Board action for 2021 reflects this.

For 2021, IDS is taking a unique approach to the membership fee structure:

  • IDS is reducing all full and affiliate member fees by 25% for 2021.  This reduction is IDS' way of "returning" the funds not spent during COVID-19 back to the existing membership.
  • The 2021 membership tiers and fees will remain unchanged from the 2020 levels.
  • All existing full members will remain in the same package category as 2020, since package totals are skewed from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Board will consider a reduction of fees for 2022 once we have a more complete sense of the impact of COVID-19 on IDS operations over the next 6-9 months.

 

All IDS members located within Pennsylvania should use the column headed Full Member Fee and, if applicable, Affiliate Fee.

All non-PA IDS members should use the column headed PALCI Full Member Fee/ PALCI Affiliate Fee.

Download the 2021 Membership Fees (PDF)

IDS Member Fees 2021 w PALCI Combined Page 1

 IDS Member Fees 2021 w PALCI Combined Page 2

 

 

 

 

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