The Evergreen ILS
Since 2016, member libraries have been charged an annual fee based on a tiered system reflecting a percentage of their annual expenditure. The following table represents the tiered fee structure approved by the Council in June 2014 together with current rates; these rates are subject to change annually. Funds are used to expand services and reduce reliance on grant funding.
Annual Membership Fee Rates 2023
|A 3% increase over 2022 fees was approved on June 14th, 2022 by the Executive Committee.|
|Tier||Annual Fee||Maximum Annual Expenditure|
Additional costs to the member library generally include hardware (see below for recommended hardware), staff time, additional INfoExpress deliveries (if needed; additional day subsidized for members), a broadband internet connection, and barcoding materials (library cards and item barcodes).
Visit the Join Evergreen Indiana page to discover how to become a member library in Evergreen Indiana.
Equipment & Software
Evergreen Indiana is currently running a customized version of Evergreen 3.7.1.
Yes! Apps for both Android and iOS devices may be accessed on the Get the App page.
The staff client must be installed on each staff workstation. Each workstation should be connected to a barcode scanner and receipt printer. A broadband internet connection is required for full functionality.
|Recommended Minimum Hardware and Operating System:|
|Operating System:||Windows (XP or later), Mac OS X, or Linux operating system|
|Memory:||4GB RAM or greater|
|Processor:||Dual Core CPU or greater|
|Available Storage:||200MB of hard drive space|
Library Cards and Barcodes
Barcode labels can be purchased from PSI Graphics at a negotiated rate at any time during the year using the order form provided here.
In 2022, the EI Executive Committee voted to expand the definition of “Evergreen Indiana Library Card” to include library cards with appropriate consortial branding. Evergreen Indiana Library Card Standards can be viewed here. These standards provide guidance and necessary graphical elements when designing locally customized cards for your Evergreen Indiana member library.
Please note that locally customized cards are not eligible for negotiated rates from PSI Graphics and vendor relations are the responsibility of the library seeking to obtain customized cards.