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July 19, 2022
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POWER Library Annual Technology Support Fee Invoices Due
22-23 invoices were due on July 18
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Thank you to everyone who has already paid for 22-23!

This notice is provided to alert you that the Annual Technology Support Fee invoice was mailed to your institution in April. If you need your invoice e-mailed to you, please contact us at

Please note that for schools, invoices were mostly mailed to the district office for consolidated payment.

Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has already paid for 22-23! These payments help HSLC bridge the gap between state payments during the transition from one fiscal year to the next while we await Library Access funding appropriations.

We accept payments online
Please note that the fee may be paid via credit card on the HSLC website at:

Did you know?
The Access Pennsylvania and POWER Library programs are underwritten with Pennsylvania Department of Education and Federal grant funding. These funds cover most of the resources (staff, networks, hardware, and software) to offer these services free-of-charge to Pennsylvania taxpayers.

PDE, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, contracts with HSLC for basic services that comprise the Access PA/POWER Library programs.

HSLC charges an annual technology support fee to provide enhanced support, training, and custom programming for participating libraries. Technology support fees also underwrite costs to administer the grant, capital expenses for new hardware, and other unbudgeted expenses in support of the Access PA/POWER Library program.

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Add a Link to PA Online Learning Tutorials from Your Website!
Your Library's Link to PA Online Learning is available in the Links Generator.
PA Online Learning, provided by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries for all Pennsylvanians, is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! 

The icon and link have been added to the Links Generator in the POWER Library - For Librarians so that libraries may add the link to their website, blogs, social media posts, etc.

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Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Authors includes biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, scriptwriters, and screenwriters.

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Check out this sample record!

For each author entry, you may find content for the following topics available:
  • Personal Information ✔️
  • Career Information ✔️
  • Awards ✔️
  • Writings ✔️
  • Media Adaptions ✔️
  • A Descriptive Essay about the Author ✔️
  • Further Readings ✔️
  • ...and more! ✔️
Use Contemporary Authors Now!

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Public Libraries:
Update the Library Status Form with Your Current Operating Status
Keep the Find a PA Library lookup updated! Please update the Library Status Form to add or change information for your library.

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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