(a) Goals and Purposes. This grant provides funds for interlibrary lending and borrowing, or other resource sharing activities, which enables libraries to provide their customers access to other library materials. (b) Eligible Applicants include: (1) major resource center libraries; (2) public libraries serving a population of 100,000 or more; or (3) the commission may contract with another library, non-profit corporation, or business to provide service. (c) Criteria for Grant. The commission may award negotiated grants to provide interlibrary loan or other resource sharing services. An award may be made and/or renewed each year if: (1) the applicant demonstrates capability of delivering the specified interlibrary loan or other resource sharing service in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost; (2) the commission finds a continuing regional and statewide need for the services (relative to other services); and, (3) the commission finds that the best value to the state will be achieved without competition. (d) Eligible Expenses. (1) This grant will fund costs for personnel, equipment/property, telecommunications, supplies, travel and professional services necessary to provide the specified interlibrary loan or other resource sharing service. (2) This grant will not fund building construction or renovation; major capital expenses; food, beverages, or gifts; equipment/property or technology not specifically needed to carry out the goals of the grant; or travel for non-grant funded personnel.
Source Note: The provisions of this §2.211 adopted to be effective March 5, 2007, 32 TexReg 1068