FY09 State Funding for Public Libraries

Source: American Library Association, 2009

2009 Survey of Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), for the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study

State Library Agencies play a critical role in sustaining public libraries. In recognition of this leadership role, the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study includes an annual questionnaire of these agencies.

In December 2008, the questionnaire included a question asking about any declines or anticipated declines in FY09 state funding for public libraries. Ninety-six percent of states and the District of Columbia responded to the inquiry. The compiled results are listed here.

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