Library Budget
Value to the Community
At Bloomington Public Library, we provide value to the community every day.

In fiscal year 2016,


Our Fund Balance

Just as families save money to pay for college, a new car or home improvements, the Library needs to save money to pay for repair and maintenance of our building and the Bookmobile, to make needed upgrades to our computers and software, and to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our residents as the community changes and grows. The unaudited balance as of the end of FY16 funds is $5,018,343.87. Of that, the majority is already committed.

The Library has three reserve funds:

How Can You Help?
"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." - Anne Herbert, The Next Whole Earth Catalog