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How do libraries participate?


Application for POWER Library Services [PDF]

Please note that the application may be completed online or on your computer but a "wet signature" is required. 


What is the cost-savings for participating in POWER Library?

Statewide contracts for POWER Library resources are paid by the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  In turn, your school or library benefits by not having to purchase these databases from local funds.  Learn what your school or library saves by participating in POWER Library!


It would cost a school $56,515 to subscribe to all of the e-resources in POWER Library on their own.  [PDF]

It would cost a public library $73,366 to subscribe to all of the e-resources in POWER Library on their own.  [PDF]


In addition to cost-savings, participants are provided with enhanced support, training, and custom programming for access to the e-resources.

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and
through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  

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