ProQuest Subscription Renewal

The invoice period for Statewide Database Licensing members is July 1 through June 30, automatically renewed annually. Individual library costs can vary slightly from year to year, depending on whether libraries drop out, or new libraries join during the previous year. Exact costs will be calculated early in June, and sent to ProQuest for invoicing. If your library needs to be invoiced prior to June 30, please contact us so that we can request expedited invoicing for you.

For school libraries, renewal (or cancellation) is through your local Educational Service District (ESD). For public, academic, and special libraries, renewal is automatic, unless a cancellation form is received prior to the end of May.

Joining the SDL Project

Nonprofit public, academic, or special libraries wishing to join the project should fill out and return an Intent to Participate form:

ProQuest License Agreement

All participating libraries agree to abide by the terms of the ProQuest Electronic Products License Agreement as negotiated for Washington Libraries.


If a public, academic, or special library needs to cancel its ProQuest subscription through the statewide contract, please fill out, sign, and return a Cancellation form by or before the end of May. School libraries must cancel through their respective Educational Service District.

Cost Subsidies

This project only succeeds because so many of the state’s libraries work together to make it possible. If libraries drop out, their share of the cost must be absorbed by everyone else. It is especially important that K-12 school libraries continue their subscriptions through their ESDs, even though their students may also have access through their public libraries. A big thank you goes to all of you for working together to insure the success of this project since 1997! Approximate current cost shares are as follows:

50% Washington State Library using federal LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) funds administered through the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
22% Public Libraries
13% K-12 School Libraries (both public and private) and School Districts, working through the 9 Educational Service Districts
13% Academic Libraries (community & technical colleges plus 4-year and graduate institutions of higher learning)
2% Special Libraries (non-profit hospital, medical, research, government, and other)


If you have any questions or problems with the cancellation or renewal, please contact SDL staff. K-12 libraries should contact their respective ESD.

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