Texas and the IMLS: Federally Funded Library Programs that Benefit ALL Texans

Federal library funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services help millions of Texas Library users each year. Texas receives nearly $11 million in federal funds annually, these are Library Services and Technology Act funds that come to Texas via the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Over 90% of these funds pay for library services that benefit local communities all over Texas.


Grants to Local Libraries

Federal funding supports grants for innovative library services in hundreds of communities large and small across Texas.


Interlibrary Loan 

Thanks to federal funds Texans in over 500 communities are able to borrow needed library materials from any other library in the state.


Summer Reading Program

Throughout the state, public libraries keep children reading through the summer months with federal funds.


Edge Technology Assistance

Federal funding allows over 200 Texas public libraries to improve the quality of their technology via the Edge program.


Continuing Education for Library Staff

Thousands of library staff across the state, especially smaller community libraries, benefit from training and technical assistance provided through federal funds.


TexShare Resources

Nearly every public and university library in the state offers online information resources thanks to federal funds. School districts across the state also benefit from federal funds used to purchase TexQuest resources for use by K-12 students.


Over 500 public libraries, 200 college libraries, and more than 750 school districts in Texas offer their patrons these and other services made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page last modified: March 24, 2017