Finding alternative sources of revenue

Cheryl Cuillier, Carla J. Stoffle

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As state support dollars shrink at public research institutions, the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries-like others-have had to seek revenue from other sources. Cafés, for-credit courses, grants, and partnerships with athletics departments are just a few of the ways libraries are supplementing their budgets. This article gives an overview of revenue-generation ideas and issues to consider. At the UA Libraries, a student fee has been a significant source of funding and tips are offered here for getting a student fee approved. Finally, since funding shortages are likely to be an ongoing challenge, the importance of training and instruction in fundraising is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-809
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Cultivation
  • Development
  • Fees for services
  • Friends of the library
  • Funding
  • Fundraising
  • Income generation
  • Library management
  • Student fee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences


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