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.