Library Services and Technology Act


    IMLS logoThe 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.

    For occasional program announcements, you can sign up for the LSTA Listserv.


    The Library of Michigan provides a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents. The Collaborative Library Services program is open as well as our new Improving Access to Information grant program. Applications are due May 31st at 5:00 PM. See the respective grant section below for more information.

    2018 LSTA Program Reports:


    2019 Grants

    2019-2020 Collaborative Library Services Grants

    The Collaborative Library Services Grant program timeline has changed. An Intent to File form is due January 31, 2019 February 4, 2019 and the application is due May 31, 2019. With the new program timeline, the grant awards will be made in summer 2019 and awarded grants will begin Oct. 1, 2019. The program documentation and Intent to File link are in the Collaborative Library Services grant section.

    2019-2020 Improving Access to Information Grants

    The new Improving Access to Information Grants are now available. The application is due May 31, 2019 and the grant awards will be made in summer 2019. Awarded grants will begin Oct. 1, 2019. The program documentation and the application link are in the Improving Access to Information grant section.

    2019 Public Library Services Grants

    The Public Library Services grant program has closed. We are pleased to award 92 grants for summer 2019 programs for a total of $153,554. The selected libraries are on the Grantees List. You can also read the 2019 press release.

    Previous Grant Programs

    • We awarded 68 Public Library Services grants 2017 and 71 in 2018.
    • We awarded 6 Collaborative Library Services grants and 7 sponsorships in 2017 and 2018.

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Resources and Research

Previous Fiscal Years

  • Previous Fiscal Years

    Find previous annual reports, fact sheets and Five-Year Plans for Library Services & Technology Act funds here.

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Other Funding

  • Other Funding

    Additional federal, state and private funding resources and services for libraries, both large and small.

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