Becoming a Subscriber: Public Libraries
There are four levels of public library classification: Large, Medium, Small, and Very Small. ARTstor uses the following information to determine a public library's classification:
- Population served (the total population of the area served by the library, according to most recent statistics);
- Library materials budget (the budget for library acquisitions);
- Periodicals (the number of active serial subscriptions).
The following tables provide the guidelines we use to assign a "score" for each classification parameter:
|Population served, based on most recently available statistics||Population Score|
|1 million or more||4|
|Library materials budget for latest year available||Library Materials Budget Score|
|$5 million and above||4|
|Number of active serials subscriptions||Periodicals Score|
|7500 and above||4|
|2500 - 7499||3|
|1000 - 2499||2|
|0 - 999||1|
Classification will be based on the sum of the Population score, Library Materials Budget score, and Periodicals score:
|Total Points||ARTstor Classification|
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