The Access Pennsylvania and POWER Library programs are underwritten with Pennsylvania Department of Education and Federal grant funding. These funds provide the resources (staff, networks, hardware, and software) to offer these services free-of-charge to Pennsylvania taxpayers.
PDE, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, contracts with HSLC for basic services that comprise the Access PA/POWER Library programs.
HSLC charges an annual technology support fee to provide enhanced support, training, and custom programming for participating libraries. Technology support fees also underwrite costs to administer the grant, capital expenses for new hardware, and other unbudgeted expenses in support of the Access PA/POWER Library program.
The technology support fee is based on library type for schools and by collection size for public libraries. All special collection libraries pay the same fee.
Annual fee rates:
Collections of up to 10,000 titles = $230.00
Collections of more than 10,000 titles = $295.00
Elementary School library = $230.00/building
Middle or High School library = $295.00/building
Special Collection Libraries = $230.00
Access PA/POWER Library Technology Support Fee [PDF ]