6120 State Library
Program Descriptions


The Library Development Services (LDS) program provides state and federal financial assistance to libraries and provides technical consulting assistance to help local libraries extend and improve services to residents. LDS also provides oversight and implementation of the following programs:

  • The California Library Services Act, which promotes resource sharing among public libraries in the state.

  • The California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, which provides community-centered literacy assistance to English-speaking adults.

  • The federal Library Services and Technology Act, which provides grants to libraries of all types on a competitive basis for (a) developing new and innovative library services, (b) providing technology assistance, (c) engaging in networking and resource sharing, and (d) providing library services to underserved populations.

  • The Statewide Broadband Services, which helps public libraries connect to a high-speed internet network.