14 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

Statutory Law: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

Commentary

Recommended Resources

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq. (links to U.S.C. at Legal Information Institute)

Commentary

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) provides for a federal library program administered by the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS). Each year, Congress appropriates funding for LSTA. These funds are distributed to the State Library Administrative Agencies for support of statewide initiatives and subgrants to libraries pursuant to each state’s Five-Year Plan. States are also required to make matching contributions.

Recommended Resources

American Library Association. Library Services and Technology Act. March 11, 2019, www.ala.org/advocacy/fund-libraries/LSTA Document ID: f830b294-7714-6cd4-5164-9087c9cb5080

Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute. www.law.cornell.edu

Institute of Museum & Library Services. Grants to States. www.imls.gov/grants/grant-programs/grants-states

—. Grants to States: Five-Year Plans. 2018-2022, www.imls.gov/grants/grants-state/five-year-plans

—. Grants to States Manual. www.imls.gov/grants/grant-programs/grants-states/grants-states-manual

—. Grants to States: Purposes and Priorities of the Library Services and Technology Act. www.imls.gov/grants/grants-state/purposes-and-priorities-lsta

Library Services and Technology Act, 20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq.

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