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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Launches Call for Applications for 2020-21 Funding for Small Libraries

November 26, 2019

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that its third application cycle for library subscription funding has begun. As part of LAC’s agreement with OCLC (signed in March 2017), LAC will cover the interlibrary loan and/or copy cataloguing subscription fees for small public libraries and small libraries at postsecondary institutions (community colleges, CEGEPs and universities) that meet the eligibility criteria.

Please note that all small libraries that received funding during the first or second funded periods (February 2018–March 2019 or April 2019-March 2020) will automatically receive funding for the April 2020–March 2021 period. If you are already receiving funding, you are asked not to re-apply.

LAC is sending this message not only to libraries that qualify for this funding, but also to all Canadian libraries and library associations on its distribution list. This is to ensure the broadest possible distribution of information. You are welcome to forward this message to others; thank you for your help in sharing this news.

For libraries that did not receive funding last year: If you believe your library may be eligible for funding, please see the attachment that accompanies this email for more information on our eligibility criteria. Apply to the program via the OCLC Funding Application Form. Canadian libraries that are not eligible for financial support can contact OCLC directly to determine pricing for copy cataloguing and interlibrary loan services.

Further information on the eligibility criteria and subscriptions is available in the attached document and on LAC’s website:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 23:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). Please allow approximately six weeks for LAC to respond to your funding application.

Please contact LAC if you have any questions.

(Via Library and Archives Canada)

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