The Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique is financed jointly by the French Community of Belgium and the universities. All the members of the consortium take part in the financing of the ASBL. In addition to one annual contribution, the universities take part in operating expenses of BICfB in proportion to their share in the total of the public allowances poured by the French Community of Belgium.
Thanks to the ministerial subsidy, BICfB can, on the one hand, subsidize the acquisition of several electronic resources (on unanimous decision of the Board of directors) and, on the other hand, carry realization projects and draft studies.
BICfB subsidizes partially acquisition of some products bought or subscribed in consortium. The amount of participation for each electronic resource is the subject of a decision deliberated on the Board of directors of BICfB. Considering the sums available, several products are isolated from resources subsidiables of BICfB and are entirely taken in charge by the universities.