New York State Library

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program in New York State

Now, more than ever, New Yorkers are using library services. LSTA funds help ensure that New Yorkers have what it takes to compete and succeed in today’s economy.

The Federal Library Services and Technology Act program provides federal funds that help support local libraries throughout New York State. The program encourages the blending of local, state, and federal resources to build and enhance library services for all New Yorkers.

Read more about why LSTA funding is important to library users in New York.

Five-Year Plan

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, which administers the LSTA program, requires a Five-Year Plan that describes the State Library’s mission, the library service needs identified for the state, and the ways in which the state plans to use Library Services and Technology Act funds to meet those needs.

LSTA Five-Year Plan: 2022-2027PDF

This document describes in detail New York State’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Five-Year Plan for the period October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2027.

Accepted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services on August 10, 2022.

2022-2027 Key Planning Resources

Connect to resources used in the creation of the 2022-2027 Five-Year Plan, including additional reports, strategic plans, and surveys.

Five-Year Evaluation

Five-Year Evaluation: 2017-2022

The NYSL commissioned an independent evaluation of its 2017–2022 LSTA Five-Year Plan. The evaluation was conducted by Policy Strategy Consultants, LLC.

The firm conducted a mixed methods evaluation that was designed to highlight effective past practices; assess the efficacy of activity implementation used to advance the state goals; and develop key findings and recommendations to inform the next Five-Year Plan.

Additional Information

Last Updated: August 12, 2022