Please note that, for the purpose of this survey, the definition of “renovation” is more restrictive than as defined under the New York State Public Library Construction Grant Program. The definition does not include the replacement of existing windows, doors, or roofs. Nor does it allow for expansion of parking lots or replacement of sidewalks. It does, however, include major upgrading or replacement of mechanical systems – HVAC, electrical, and plumbing – and lighting systems, the installation of elevators and ramps for physical accessibility, interior reconstruction, and major restoration of the exteriors of library buildings.
This national survey was developed by staff at the New Jersey State Library with input from all 50 State library agencies, the American Library Association and others. If you have questions about the online survey or need further assistance, please contact your public library system or contact Grace Kelly, Public Library Construction Program Manager, at the New York State Library’s Division of Library Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.