All libraries in PLAN’s sixteen county service area are eligible to join. Members must pay an annual membership fee and sign a Letter of Agreement.
Members agree to provide free interlibrary loans to other PLAN members and Florida Library Information Network (FLIN) members. They also agree to share their bibliographic records for inclusion in the Florida Group Catalog on OCLC.
A member library is entitled to all benefits as a PLAN member it chooses to utilize including, but not limited to, access to the Florida Group Catalog, training opportunities offered through the PLAN Academy, and eligibility for special projects and programs sponsored by PLAN.
The dues structure is based on the member’s operating budget and attempts to recognize the differences in funding levels and amount of participation in PLAN’s member services:
|Operating Budget||Annual Dues|
|Special & K-12 School Libraries||$500|
|$0 — $100,000||$500|
|$100,001 — $400,000||$1,000|
|$400,001 — $1,000,000||$2,000|
|$1,000,001 — $2,500,000||$3,000|
Libraries interested in becoming PLAN members should submit an Application for Membership to the PLAN office.
All membership applications are reviewed and approved by action of the PLAN Board of Directors. Once an Application for Membership is accepted by the Board, the Member Library is required to pay the annual membership dues upon receipt of an invoice. Dues are generally not prorated over the course of the fiscal year.
PLAN’s fiscal, operational and membership year runs from October 1 through September 30.