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.

RAILS updated the eRead Illinois fee structure in 2023. See some commonly asked questions about the fee structure change.

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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.