Connecting Libraries through Resource Sharing (CLRS)

2012 Grants

Overall funding to support the 2012 cycle Connecting Libraries through Resource Sharing is $8,235. The funds will be awarded equally among partners with a maximum award of $715 dollars per library, including $500 for collection development, up to $140 for travel to attend two required meetings, and up to $75 for processing materials. It is anticipated that two or more applicants (partnerships) may receive awards.

The application must be hand delivered or postmarked by Friday, June 1, 2012 for acceptance.

Information on applying for the grant opportunity can be found by visting the LSTA Grants webpage.

About the Project

The purpose of Connecting Libraries through Resource Sharing (CLRS) grant cycle is to encourage cooperation among public libraries in counties where inter-local agreements to share materials do not exist by providing grant funds for collection development with materials to be rotated between partnering libraries.

Funds are awarded to public libraries within counties or areas that do not currently provide county-wide library service and that do not have formal inter-local agreements in place. A partnership must include two or more public libraries; one library will act as the lead library in both the application and, if awarded, grant implementation.


Below are sample materials for setting up reciprocal borrowing agreements. You may use these materials to set up your own borrowing agreements between partner institutions.


For more information about CLRS contact:
Carolyn Petersen
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).