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Annual Reports 2020: 7 Minimum Standards

Minimum Public Library Standards

As of January 1, 2021, libraries in NYS will comply with new updated Minimum Standards, developed by the Division of Library Development. A comparison of the old and new standards can be found here. 

Libraries are being asked about the old AND new minimum standards. If you need help, looking at your report from last year can help. Don't hesitate to reach out to your consultant for help either.

We're in a state of emergency. DLD has advised libraries to ignore not meeting the HOURS minimum standard if it is due to COVID.