Governor Malloy has released his budget recommendations for the FY 2011-12 and 2012-13 fiscal years. The complete budget may be found at:
The State Library budget begins on page 416.
There were two cuts in the budget:
Funding for Connecticar (listed as Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service) was eliminated. Half of this service is funded with federal dollars. This budget eliminates 6 positions and all state funding. This is a reduction of $281,392.
Funding for Connecticard was reduced from $1,256,679 to $521,545. This is a reduction of $704,483.
Grants to Public Libraries remains the same at $347,109.
Assuming there are no holdbacks next year the following three lines will be restored to their current services levels.
Connecticut Library Consortium is back to current services at $350,000.
iCONN is back to current services at $1,973,516.
reQuest is back at $674,696.
The rest of the State Library remains at current services levels.
There are no additional bonding funds for public library construction.