Library Services and Technology Act:

    IMLS The Library of Michigan supports statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs for libraries with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010.

    The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. The legislation outlines the following broad priorities, excerpted below:

    • expanding services for learning and access to information ... ;
    • establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries ... ;
    • providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce ... ;
    • developing public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations;
    • targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills;
    • developing library services that provide all users access to information ...

    Contact Karren Reish at or (517) 241-0021 with any LSTA related questions.


    IMLS Budget Impact

    The Library of Michigan provides a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents. You can find details about these programs and their impact below.


    2018 Public Library Services Grants

    The Public Library Services Grant program is open for 2018! The application deadline is Monday, March 26th at 5:00 PM EST. Program information and the application link are in the Public Library Services Grant program below.

    2017-2018 Collaborative Library Services Grants Return!

    The applications are in and being reviewed. We'll have an announcement on the grantees in the spring.

    Previous Grant Programs

    • We awarded 68 Public Library Services grants for the first year of the program.
    • We awarded 4 Collaborative Library Services grants and 4 Collaborative Library Services sponsorships. 2017 grants are listed here.

    The LSTA contact list is for occasional announcements relating to the Library Services and Technology Act.