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New Mexico Public Library Annual Report and State Aid Application

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The New Mexico State Library (NMSL) participates in the national Public Library Survey (PLS) operated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and compiled by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The data collected is used by local, state, and federal agencies for planning, evaluating and budgeting. More information about the PLS can be found on the IMLS website.

  • New Mexico public libraries complete and submit the Public Library Survey (a.k.a. Annual Report) to the NMSL reflecting financial, service, and acquisitions data based on the state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Surveys run from July 1 through mid-August and cover the previous fiscal year's activities.
  • Data is collected in compliance with the 4.5.2 New Mexico Administrative Code and 4.5.8 New Mexico Administrative Code, which requires public & tribal public libraries to submit an annual report to participate in State Grants-In-Aid, State GO Bond allocations, and other funding programs administered by the NMSL.
  • Completing the annual report serves as the application for state grants-in-aid. Data from the survey is used to determine a public library's state grants-in-aid eligibility.
  • Surveys are completed online using Baker & Taylor's Bibliostat Collect (via
  • Username and password is available from the NMSL or from Bibliostat Collect Support 1-866-785-9935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and remain the same each year.

New Mexico Public Library Survey (a.k.a Annual Report) and State Aid Application Information

The FY19 survey opened July 1, 2019 and closed August 12, 2019. Data submitted by public libraries covers library business from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Each survey is currently being reviewed to determine state grants-in-aid eligibility.

For questions, contact State Data Coordinator, Carmelita Aragon, (505) 476-9740 / 1-800-340-3890 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Report Overview Webinars

  • Weekly webinar series in June for the FY19 survey
    • June 6 / Sections A - E
    • June 13 / Sections F - I (Updated from June 12 due to technical difficulties)
    • June 18 / Sections J - N
    • June 27 / All Sections Summary and Q&A
    • July 24 / Mid-survey Q&A
  • View recorded webinars and other training videos for the FY19 Annual Report here

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