eRead Illinois Fee Structure

This eRead Illinois fee structure includes the Boundless shared collection for members of Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and IHLS members not in SHARE. For SHARE members in Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), please visit the SHARE E-Resources Group Purchases page for fee information.

100% of your library's annual fee goes to further developing the shared collection.

Expand from the list below to see the fee structure for your library type:

Fee is tiered based on FTE as reported to IPEDS.

Population (enrollment)Annual eRead Illinois Fee
Less than 1,001$400
1,001 - 2,500$800
2,501 - 5,000$1,200
5,001 - 7,500$1,600
7,501 and over$2,000

Fee is tiered based on the library's operating expenditure as reported to IPLAR.

Operating ExpenditureAnnual eRead Illinois Fee
Less than $20,001$275
$20,001 - $100,000$375
$100,001 - $200,000$450
$200,001 - $300,000$500
$300,001 - $400,000$550
$400,001 - $500,000$650
$500,001 - $750,000$850
$750,001 - $1,000,000$1,050
$1,000,001 - $2,000,000$1,350
$2,000,001 - $3,000,000$1,650
$3,000,001 - $5,000,000$3,500
$5,000,001 - $8,000,000$6,000
$8,000,001 - $15,000,000$9,000
$15,000,001 and over$12,000

Fee is tiered based on building enrollment as reported to ISBE.

Population (enrollment)Annual eRead Illinois Fee (per building)
Less than 251$175
251 - 1,000$250
1,001 - 1,500$350
1,501 and over$425

Fee is tiered based on population served. Population is defined as staff and affiliates served by the library and who are eligible to borrow materials. Only government and not-for-profit special libraries are eligible to participate in the Boundless shared collection.

PopulationAnnual eRead Illinois Fee
Less than 1,001$300
1,001 - 5,000$400
5,001 and over$500

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Unbound Collections

In addition to membership in the shared Boundless collection, any library participating in eRead Illinois may purchase its own optional Boundless Unbound collection from Baker & Taylor. An unbound collection is a local collection for a library's users. Titles are only available to users of that particular library. Items purchased for an unbound collection are integrated into the library's Boundless site so that all content is presented in one place for users. For more information, visit this eRead Illinois Boundless support page (login required).