REAL Membership

First Year REAL Fee

REAL Member Fee for First Year of Participation in the REAL Program

Effective July 1, 2010

Libraries joining the REAL Program will be assessed a participation fee in accordance with the established fee structure at the time of admission; if a MOREnet connection is installed then the fee will be prorated according to the quarter of the fiscal year in which the MOREnet connection is established.

Funding Priority for REAL Program

Effective: March 15, 2013

The Missouri State Library receives funding annually through a legislative appropriation for the REAL Program. The appropriation provides support for Internet service fees for public library REAL Program members and online resources used by all MOREnet members. The REAL Program’s highest funding priority is providing Internet access support for public libraries, first to main library buildings, then branch libraries. Online resources for all members are purchased as funds allow. The State Library remains dedicated to providing as much funding support for public library Internet connectivity and services as possible. Public library MOREnet members should be aware that the level of support available from the State Library may vary annually based on the amount of this state appropriation.

Rejoining REAL Program

If a library or library system decides to terminate MOREnet Membership Services through the REAL Program they have the option to reapply for the REAL Program in the future. Libraries must be in good standing with MOREnet. Approval by the Missouri State Library of new or returning libraries for REAL Program membership will be based on availability of funding.