Grants & Funding

State Aid to Libraries

The State of Rhode Island provides state library aid administered by the Office of Library and Information Services as follows:

Other Programs

  • Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Grants
    LORI Grants are additional federal grants provided by OLIS, usually funded as sub-grants under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • E-rate: Universal Service Fund (Schools and Libraries program)
    OLIS serves as the state coordinator of E-rate funding for libraries.
  • Studio Rhode (partnership with the RI Office of Innovation)

Karen Mellor
Chief of Library Services
401-574-9304