The case for increased funding continues to be made, but much new funding is directed towards specific non-recurrent projects. Many difficulties exist with the financial model libraries work to. Neither centralised nor devolved budget models enable the most effective use of resources. The availability of networked information resources provides the opportunity for a new financial model to develop. The positive benefit from all the changes in the financial model is that a wider range of publications should be made available to users for the same expenditure.