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. Previously, fixed rates were adopted on an annual basis by the Executive Committee. On February 14, 2023, the Executive Committee adopted a new membership fee structure proposed by a working group from among Evergreen Indiana member libraries using a tiered percentage of the evaluated annual operating expenditures of member libraries that adjusts automatically based on library expenditures. The following table represents the tiered fee structure approved by the Council in June 2014, adapted by the working group, and adopted by the Executive Committee. Funds are used to expand services and reduce reliance on grant funding.
Annual Membership Fee Percentage Rates
|The new percentage rate fee will be rolled out in a graduated manner in 2024. To view membership fees for existing and prospective members, follow this link.|
|Tier||Annual Fee Percentage Rate||Maximum Evaluated Annual Operating 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 ordered from PSI Graphics at a negotiated rate at any time during the year using the order form provided here but will ship during the next buying pool.
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.