2016-2017 ESTIMATED Library Aid Charts

Estimated Figures based on Legislative Action as of April 1, 2016

The New York State Library worked with the State Education Department Office of Information Technology Services to produce these DRAFT 2016-2017 Estimated Library Aid Charts. These draft charts are created from Oracle reports. As a result of the switch from Excel to Oracle for the annual calculation of Estimated Library Aid, the State Library is now able to provide additional charts on our web site.  For example, there are now individual charts provided for Coordinated Collection Development Aid for Academic Libraries (CCDA), Conservation/Preservation Statutory Aid to the Big Eleven Research Libraries, Hospital Library Services Program Aid, Medical Information Services Program Aid, and Public Library System Services to State Correctional Facilities and County Jails (Interinstitutional) Aid). 

Please note that, when compared to prior years, some of the individual Library Aid Charts may now include different data elements and/or may present the data differently. Please also view and print from the PDF versions, as the PDF versions are formatted differently.  Also, there may be footnotes on the PDF versions which are not yet posted on the web version.

These DRAFT 2016-2017 Library Aid Charts are a work in progress.  Improvement suggestions and questions are welcome and may be directed to Barbara Lilley, State Aid Coordinator, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at Barbara.Lilley@nysed.gov.


Summary Charts for Estimated Library Aid; .PDF pdf file 116k | formula chart; .PDF pdf file 158k

SEE ALSO $19 million Public Library Construction Aid: Capital Funds; .PDF pdf file 24k

Explanatory Notes

Estimated Figures Based on Legislative Action as of April 1, 2016.
The New York State Library prepared these Library Aid Charts in order to project estimated aid payments for 2016-2017 state aid for libraries based on Legislative Action as of April 1, 2016.

Library aid is allocated based on formulas in Education Law. The 2010 U.S. Census was used for the first time in 2012-2013. Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2016 includes special language provisions so that each library aid recipient or program is funded based on statutory formulas in Education Law with an additional one-time hold harmless provision back to 2001-2002, prior to the application of an across-the-board reduction necessary to reach the reduced appropriation level.

In addition, some aid formulas include per capita or per student factors. Therefore, the amounts for 2016-2017 may vary from what would be anticipated based on prior years.

These Library Aid Charts include:

Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2016:

  • Includes special provisions so that each library aid recipient or program is funded based on statutory formulas in Education Law with an additional one-time hold harmless provision back to 2001-2002, prior to the application of an across-the-board reduction necessary to reach the reduced appropriation level.

Chapter 50 of the Laws of 2016:

  • $350,000 in State Operations funds to the State University of New York for the four SUNY Centers for the Conservation / Preservation Statutory Formula Aid allocation
    (Education Law 273(7)(a)).

Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2016:

  • $95,627,000 in Local Assistance funds to the State Education Department for statutory library aid programs for FY 2016-17.

These charts DO NOT include:

Chapter 50 of the Laws of 2016:

  • $693,000 in State Operations funds to the State Education Department for the New York State Library Talking Book and Braille Library and the State Library's Conservation / Preservation Statutory Formula Aid allocation.

Chapter 55 of the Laws of 2016:

  • $19 million in Capital funds to the State Education Department for State Aid for Library Construction for FY 2016-2017.

Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2016:

  • One-time special appropriations: $1,300,000 for costs associated with payment of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MTA); $250,000 for The New York Public Library‚Äôs Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and $75,000 to the Queens Borough Public Library for the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center.

See also "Library Legislation in New York State: 2016 Chapters"

Last Updated: June 20, 2017 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Barbara Lilley