LIBRARY ACCESS budget line within the state budget provides support to
several critical components to library service in Pennsylvania – POWER Library
and Interlibrary Delivery Service. The State Library administers these funds.
The Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania (IDS) is
member organization of libraries committed to providing a cost effective and
efficient delivery service linking all types of libraries to support timely
resource sharing throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, along with
out-of-state PALCI members who choose to become members of IDS.
The POWER Library (www.POWERLIBRARY.org
) is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer.
It is here that all Pennsylvanians can locate
the statewide catalog of library resources as well as the electronic resources
acquired by the Commonwealth for all.
Interlibrary loan is also supported through this funding.
It also supports Chat with a Librarian, Pennsylvania's statewide 24/7 live Chat reference service—free to all
residents of Pennsylvania