New System Membership Standards

Amended System Membership Standards

The RAILS System Membership Standards Committee developed membership standards for all types of RAILS libraries to help them provide the best possible service to their customers.

On April 27, 2018, the RAILS Board approved a second amended version of the proposed system membership standards, and we are working with the Illinois State Library on collecting data from our member libraries (see below).

During Fiscal Year 2019, we will be collecting data from libraries regarding these standards. The RAILS Board will review the results of this data collection.

All members are invited to comment below (sign into the website to post a comment) or by contacting Dee Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, or Veronda Pitchford, RAILS Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing.


Hi there

I wanted to let you know that I would be happy to help by testing the standards at the Dixon Public Library. Please let me know how I can help.