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Name: Greg
Title: Acting Deputy Director
Organization: State of Illinois
Address: Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Bldg
300 S Second St
City: Springfield
State: IL
Zip Code: 62701
Phone: (217) 782-3504 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Bruce Rauner
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      Illinois Center for the Book
      Illinois State Library Literacy Office
      Talking Book and Braille Service


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 12,830,632
Number of Public Libraries: 642
Total Circulation: 117,306,901
Circulation Per Capita: 9.14
Total Library Operating Income: $819,581,533
Total Expenditures: $700,554,954
Expenditures per capita:$59.40
State Support:$29,808,908
Total Construction Funding:$620,800
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 5,287,929


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: Department Director appointed by and reports to Constitutional Officer, Secretary of State and State Librarian. Executive Branch of Government.
Library Legislation:
Chapter 15 Illinois Compiled Statutes Section 320
Library Standards:
Illinois Administrative Code Title 23, Parts 3010, 3020, 3025, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3060, 3070
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Main Library, Branch location in Chicago, Talking Book and Braille Service with three regional Talking Book Centers, Weekly electronic newsletter "E-news from the ISL" Project Next Generation, which places computers and mentors for teenagers in public libraries Illinois Government Information web search engine Continuing Education workshops Library Catalogs Illinois Digital Archives Illinois Authors Maps Department Ask the ISL virtual reference service WebJunction Illinois Illinois Veterans History Project
Number of Service Outlets: One
Collections: Books 865,000 Video 1,050 Audio 275 Serials 3,000 Maps 188,000 Microfilm & fiche 1,150,000 Software 600 Government Publications 3,340,000
Staff: 80
Income: $63,031,450
Expenditures: $62,278,804
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
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