The Department of Libraries supports the mission of local public libraries to provide easy interlibrary loan access for all patrons. The Department provides access to a statewide interlibrary loan system to support this.
In addition to the statewide interlibrary loan system, the Department of Libraries administers an interlibrary loan courier service contract and provides grants to those public libraries that can be added to the service by the vendor. The purpose of this grant is to make it possible for public libraries to provide interlibrary loan services to their communities without the rising costs of postage limiting service access.
Read the guidelines below to get more details of the grant process and requirements.
- Grant Guidelines (PDF)
- Grant Application (Fillable PDF - Must be submitted via email or postmarked by August 30, 2020)
- Grant Certification & Expenditure Report (Fillable PDF - Any library awarded a grant must submit by October 31, 2021)
- Grant Scoring Rubric (PDF - will be used when scoring applications)
Read more about the Interlibrary Loan Courier Program here.