Fee Structure

Implementation Fee

The one-time implementation fee varies based on library type and catalog type. RAILS will provide a customized quote upon request.

RAILS will assist with implementation fees for members of shared catalog consortia in RAILS and early adopters for libraries with standalone integrated library systems.

Annual Membership Fee

Annual Collection Expenditures Annual Find More Illinois Fee
Under $10,000 $150
$10,000 to $24,999 $250
$25,000 to $49,999 $400
$50,000 to $74,999 $600
$75,000 to $99,999 $800
$100,000 to $124,999 $1,000
$125,000 to $149,999 $1,250
$150,000 to $199,999 $1,500
$200,000 to $249,999 $2,000
$250,000 to $299,000 $2,500
$300,000 to $349,999 $3,000
$350,000 to $399,999 $3,500
$400,000 to $449,999 $4,000
$450,000 to $499,999 $4,500
$500,000 to $549,000 $5,000
$550,000 to $599,000 $5,500
$600,000 to $649,000 $6,000
$650,000 to $699,999 $6,500
$700,000 to $749,000 $7,000
$750,000 to $799,000 $7,500
$800,000 to $849,000 $8,000
$850,000 to $899,000 $8,500
$900,000 to $949,999 $9,000
$950,000 to $999,999 $9,500
$1,000,000 and over $10,000

Total collection expenditures include books, periodicals, audiovisuals, CDs, and e-resources (excluding special grants or endowments). Public libraries should use their latest IPLAR information.

Libraries joining in FY2019 will lock in the same annual fee for FY2020 (July 2019 through June 2020).

The membership fee is generally billed annually, but RAILS will work with libraries to accommodate needs for special billing cycles. Fees for periods less or greater than twelve months will be prorated.