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18 May 2024

Maryland State Library Support


The Maryland State Library provides leadership and support to Maryland Libraries to serve the changing needs of Maryland residents.


LSTA Grant Administration Web Site

Capital Grant Administration Web SiteExternal Web Site

eRate Overview

LSTA Information

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesExternal Web Site

2018 Maryland State Plan for Library Services and Technology Act


County Library Capital Grants

Capital Needs Assessment SurveyExternal Web Site

USDA Grant Information

Community Facility Program Overview

Pre-application Checklist

SF-424 Application

SF-424a Budget Information - Non-Construction

SF-424b Assurances - Non-Construction

SF-424c Budget Information - Construction

SF-424d Assurances - Construction

Guide 5 - Financial Feasibility Report

Guide 6 - Preliminary Architectural Feasibility Report

Request for Environmental Information

Clearinghouse Review

Balance Sheet

Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants

Operating Budget


Trustees - MD Public Libraries

Trustee Manual - PDF

Trustee Manual for Maryland Library Trustees Presentation - PPT

Useful web sites

Citizens for Maryland LibrariesExternal Web Site
Citizens for Maryland Libraries website is a good sources for information for the trustees of Maryland Public Libraries.

Creative Spaces in Public Libraries
James Kelly, Carroll County Public Library - Presentation - web site External Web Site
Michael Gannon, Prince George's County Memorial Library System - Presentation - PDF

Maryland State Library Deadlines

Check back for an updated list of deadlines.

Library Staff Programs

Public Librarian and Director CertificationExternal Web Site

Public Library Associate Education and TrainingExternal Web Site

Maryland Library Leadership InstituteExternal Web Site

Learning Libraries 3.0

WikiExternal Web Site

MERLIN - Maryland's Essential Source for Library Information NetworksExternal Web Site

Maryland Public Libraries

Internet Policy Form

Annual Internet Policy Review Form - Word

Maryland Public Library Statistics

View all past stats on the Sailor website

Maryland Directory of Public LibrariesExternal Web Site - PDF