Providing Lifelong Learning & Information Fluency

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant projects engage Illinois residents through library technology, programs, services for lifelong learning, and services to persons having difficulty using libraries.

LSTA Grants help Illinois libraries do amazing things!

  • Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries: bringing together online information for more than 1,000 public, academic, and research libraries in Illinois.

  • LibVlog: created by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library with LSTA funds.

  • Expanding the Entrepreneurial Role for Rural Libraries: a pilot program to create a sustainable virtual network of resource providers.


LSTA grant funding is federally funded and centered on meeting the five-year goals for the program as established by the Illinois State Library. Use of the federal funds is outlined in Illinois' Long Range Plan for the Use of LSTA. This document also verifies a sustainable impact on library services for Illinois residents.

Most Recently Added

LSTA Grant Allotment Update

 News / Last Modified: 19 April 2013

The Illinois State Library received notice from IMLS this week that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 LSTA allotment will be $5,333,615.

IMLS Grants LSTA Waiver Request to State Library

 News / Last Modified: 05 October 2012

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has granted the Illinois State Library a requested waiver from the Maintenance of Effort requirement for FY2013.

Important LSTA Survey

 News / Last Modified: 22 March 2012

An important survey to help the Illinois State Library determine the best use of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds.