With an IMLS grant, paleography—the rare practice of deciphering 16th and 17th century English handwriting—is helping unlock the past.
Folger Shakespeare Library's Revival of a Lost Art
Announcing 2018 Winners for Nation's Highest Honor
IMLS has named the 10 libraries and museums to receive the award.
Cultivating Curiosity with Science and Research
The Lincoln Park Zoo's snow monkey exhibit uses interpretive programming to feature the science of animal care and zoology.
IMLS Announces $10.4 Million for 42 Library Projects
The grants were awarded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
IMLS in Your State
See the impact of IMLS in your state through grants, events, features, and research making a difference where you live.
Grants to States
The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies every year.
Cultivating Curiosity at Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo exhibit on Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, brings science and research to the forefront with interpretive programming..
The IMLS Data Catalog
Our new Data Catalog puts IMLS data—comprising agency data such as grants administration and data about museums, libraries, and related organizations at the fingertips of researchers, developers, and interested members of the public who want to dig deeper.