Watch the recorded video from our 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service award ceremony.
2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Ceremony
Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People...
The Talking Book & Braille Center, a division of the New Jersey State Library, uses assistive technologies to improve reading access to individuals with visual impairments. With a focus on veteran services, the center is closing the...
Plan Your Next IMLS Museum Application: Two New...
It's never too early to start planning your next IMLS museum grant application. Want to get a head start? Explore the FY 2018 Guide to Museum Funding Programs and Opportunities and the IMLS Office of Museum Services Update for FY 2016...
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
IMLS Statement on the President’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget
Since its inception 20 years ago, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has provided critical support enabling museums and libraries across the country to make a tremendous difference in their communities. Read more
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.
Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People with Visual Impairments
The Talking Book & Braille Center, a division of the New Jersey State Library, uses assistive technologies to improve reading access to individuals with visual impairments. With a focus on veteran services, the center is closing the digital divide created by visual impairments and disabilities that prevent reading.
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.