Librarians' Views on Membership Fees in Alberta: Survey Results

Mardiros, Shelley
December 2001
Feliciter;2001, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p284
Cites survey findings on librarians' views regarding membership fees in public libraries in Alberta. Pros and cons of membership issues in libraries; Concerns regarding the impact of the lack of government funding for libraries; Mechanisms to compensate for the elimination of membership fees.


Related Articles

  • TIME TO FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES? Bundy, Alan // APLIS;Dec2005, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p129 

    The article discusses charging practices at public libraries in New Zealand and Australia. The author argues that charges to borrow some items are one of the most pervasive barriers to the public's utilization of libraries and, once introduced, are difficult to eliminate. A discussion of some...

  • reader forum.  // American Libraries;Apr84, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p206 

    Presents readers' views on key issues and concerns relevant to libraries in the U.S. Fees for public library use; Availability of back issues of periodicals to nonlibrarians; Attractive qualities and characteristics of librarians.

  • Resolutions and Rollouts. Kniffel, Leonard // American Libraries;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 41 Issue 1/2, p4 

    The article discusses various articles published within the issue, including the battle of the Colton Public Library in California to stay in operation, the plight of the college students in California State University in fighting reductions in library services, and "Ringing Out for Literacy,"...

  • Public libraries and user charges. Trott, Ray // APLIS;Sep91, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p132 

    Focuses on an edited version of a report authorized by the Committee of the Peninsula Library Service in Victoria to simulate debate over the issue of introducing direct charges to users of public library services. Context of a progressive reduction in state government subsidy to local...

  • User pays twice: And other consequences of certain lending charge proposals. Watson, Colin // APLIS;Sep91, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p141 

    Focuses on a response to a report from the Committee of the Peninsula Library Service, Victoria, which stated the case for user charges for recreational materials. Service category; Cultural medium; Consumer pressure; Social needs; Anomalies.

  • Banff drops user fees. Crawley, Devin // Quill & Quire;May2000, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p10 

    Reports the elimination of membership fees of the Banff Public Library in Alberta.

  • Wisconsin Attorney General rules vs. fees for film loan & reserve.  // Library Journal;11/1/1984, Vol. 109 Issue 18, p1984 

    Reports on the ruling of Wisconsin Attorney General that public libraries may not charge reserve or rental fees for the use of 16-millimeter films. Bases of the ruling.

  • Paid reference service expands at Cleveland Public Library.  // Library Journal;12/15/1983, Vol. 108 Issue 22, p2290 

    Reports on the expansion of the paid reference service of the Cleveland Public Library in Ohio. Libraries' search activities to other libraries and agencies; Extension of the services to persons outside Cleveland; Marketing of the service.

  • Economic Censorship. Margolis, Bernard A. // Library Journal;2/1/1984, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p152 

    Discusses various aspects of user fees charged by public libraries in United States with reference to the Garside Public Library. Identification of fee charging as a form of economic censorship; Delay in developing entrepreneurial interests by the library; Implications of imposing fees on...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics