Available funds are allocated to academic departments based on an allocation formula. This
formula utilizes the following department-based information: number of new course offerings, credit hours, majors, and
fte faculty. The results of the calculations are added to a base allocation (currently 2% of available funds) and the
total if the amount available to each department for discretionary purchasing.
Allocated funds are reserved for the exclusive use of the department until March 1. At that time any
remaining funds will revert to a library general fund to be used to acquire resources identified by the WSU community as
While subscriptions are not charged against an individual department's funds each subscription is
associated with the initiating department.