Get the Facts!


It's budget season, and the Governor's proposed budget for FY18 - FY19 contains significant cuts to State Library services. The Governor has proposed: 
  • Eliminate funding for borrowIT CT (Connecticard) - $781,820 in cuts each year
  • Annualize last year's "holdbacks" across other State Library programs, including CLC, researchIT CT, and deliverIT CT - $318,886 in cuts each year
  • In addition, Governor's House Bill no. 7051, a budget implementation bill, proposes changes to state statutes that could effectively eliminate the borrowIT CT program permanently.

Whether your library is directly affected by the borrowIT CT cuts or not, any cut to any State Library service impacts Connecticut libraries in critical ways. It is vitally important that the library community show their support for all state funded library services NOW, before we get further along in the budget process. We cannot be complacent.


2016 Information

2016 CT Library Association Fact Sheet

2016 CT State Library Fact Sheet

2016 CT Library Consortium Fact Sheet

2016 Making the Case for CT Library Funding


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