State Aid for Library Construction

Funds from an appropriation of $34 million in capital funds for public library construction in the 2019 State Budget can provide up to 75 percent of approved costs of broadband installation and in acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of public libraries or public library system headquarters.

For information about this program, please contact Mary Anne Waltz.

$34 Million State Aid for Library Construction Program, FY 2019-2020

$34 Million State Aid for Library Construction Program, FY 2018-2019

Reports to the Legislature and Previous Projects

  • Estimated Construction Needs
  • Going Green

For questions concerning construction applications and current and future projects, please contact Frank Rees or Natalie McDonough, as assigned to your library system.


System DLD Staff Contact Email Phone
Brooklyn Public Library Frank Rees francis.rees@nysed.gov 518-474-1565
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System
Finger Lakes Library System
Four County Library System
Mid-Hudson Library System
Mid-York Library System
Mohawk Valley Library System
Monroe County Library System
Nassau Library System
The New York Public Library
Nioga Library System Natalie McDonough natalie.mcdonough@nysed.gov 518-486-2194
North Country Library System
Onondaga County Public Library
Pioneer Library System
Queens Borough Public Library
Ramapo Catskill Library System
Southern Adirondack Library System
Southern Tier Library System
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Upper Hudson Library System
Westchester Library System
Last Updated: September 11, 2019 -- sm