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Why is the fee for non-residents to get an OPL library card for 1 year so high?

I recently moved from Omaha to La Vista, which is approximately a 15-minute drive. I don't think having a $60 fee is appropriate for non-residents in Sarpy County, especially given that I am a student and use OPL resources for school. Can you tell me what this fee goes for? I am frequently in Omaha and I consider OPL's catalog to be superior to La Vista's. Therefore, I would appreciate consideration being given to the idea of a reduced fee for students (or a waved fee).
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010  |  76 Views

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Sarah,

Before I go into the fee itself, what school do you attend?  If you are a metro student, you are eligible for free access to our library system for the duration of your active enrollment.  If you are not a metro student, it is possible to pay the $75 fee in $25 (for 4 months) increments.  The fee is instead of the taxes that Omaha residents and Douglas county residents pay to support the library.  Since out of county folks are not supporting the library through their taxes, they are asked to support it through a fee.

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