FY09 State funding for public libraries

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.

FY09 State Funding Declines
State FY09 Decline in State Funding for Public Libraries Percentage decline in FY 09 State Funding for Public Libraries as of 1-16-2009
Alabama
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-9%
Alaska
No decline
0
Arizona
No decline
0
Arkansas
No response to survey
No response to survey
California
FY09 reduction anticipated
--
Colorado
No state aid
Connecticut
No decline
0
Delaware
FY09 decline
-1.60%
D.C.
No state aid
Florida
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-23.40%
Georgia
FY09 decline
-8%
Hawaii
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-7%
Idaho
No state aid
Illinois
No decline
0
Indiana
Did not know
--
Iowa
FY09 decline
-1.50%
Kansas
FY09 decline
-5.90%
Kentucky
FY09 decline
-16%
Louisiana
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-7.10%
Maine
No state aid
Maryland
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
--
Massachusetts
FY09 increase at start; midyear decline with additional reduction anticipated
-1%
Michigan
No decline
0
Minnesota
No decline
0
Mississippi
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-5%
Missouri
FY09 reduction anticipated
--
Montana
No decline
0
Nebraska
No decline
0
Nevada
FY09 decline
--
New Hampshire
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
--
New Jersey
FY09 decline
-8%
New Mexico
No decline
0
New York
Did not know
--
North Carolina
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-7%
North Dakota
No decline
0
Ohio
FY09 reduction anticipated
--
Oklahoma
No decline
0
Oregon
No decline
0
Pennsylvania
FY09 decline
--
Rhode Island
No decline
0
South Carolina
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
-30%
South Dakota
No state aid
Tennessee
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
--
Texas
No decline
0
Utah
FY09 decline, additional reduction anticipated
--
Vermont
No state aid
Virginia
FY09 reduction anticipated
--
Washington
No state aid
West Virginia
No decline
0
Wisconsin
Did not know
--
Wyoming
No response to survey
No response to survey

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