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 2018.

    The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds under this legislation 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 and Improving Access to Information grants have been awarded. See the respective grant section below for more information.

    2018 LSTA Program Reports:


    Informational Webinar on Library of Michigan Grants - Recording of Aug. 26th Grant Webinar

    2019 Grants

    2019-2020 Collaborative Library Services Grants

    The Collaborative Library Services Grant awards are Fennville District Library ($110,000), Herrick District Library ($81,450), Muskegon Area District Library ($150,000), and Wayne State University Libraries ($123,422). More detailed information is in the Collaborative Library Services grant section.

    2019-2020 Improving Access to Information Grants

    The Improving Access to Information Grant awards are Eastern Michigan University Library ($25,000), Fowlerville District Library ($15,669), Howell Carnegie District Library ($25,000), Saint Clair County Library System ($22,106), and Western Michigan University ($23,758). More detailed information is 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.

    Updated 08/28/2019

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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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