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​​​​Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  provides federal Library Services and Technolog​​y Act (LSTA) funding to states through its Grants to the States program.

In Pennsylv​​ania, the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) administers these funds to public, school, academic, and special libraries that are aligned with its IMLS-approved five-year plan.

The overarching purpose of the OCL is to support and provide excellent and equitable library services to the people of Pennsylvania.  Our three strategic goals aim to co​​nnect libraries and library services to the larger Pennsylvania ecosystem by supporting statewide (Goal 1) and local library activities (Goal 2) and ensuring we leverage the larger educational structures of which we are a part (Goal 3).

To learn more about ​​Pennsylvania's LSTA program (e.g. its federal budget allocation, project examples, obtain a copy of the five-year plan, etc.) visit Pennsylvania's IMLS' state profile page on the IMLS website.​