Large donations fund the building and maintaining of our Intranet of servers/computers, the spare parts needed to maintain failing hardware, and the upgrading of the software we use to make this all possible. For instance: server grade computers typically are $4,000 on up for a single CPU machine. And database software needed to monitor and stabilize its running is $3,200 per month! And utility payments are rising every month. No one at The e.Lib nor any of its component initiatives takes a salary or any compensation!