What is the difference between a joint public library building and a shared building?

A joint public library is when two or more municipalities join together to build a single public library building to serve the needs of the combined population of all their residents. This library type is similar to a regional school building. Joint public library grants are calculated at a higher percentage than single municipality library grants.

A shared building is a single building within your city or town that houses both the public library and other organizations or municipal departments. Examples are sharing with a senior center or a library within town hall. In these projects, to be eligible for grant funding, there are specific requirements for the library. These include separate restrooms, a dedicated library program room, and HVAC and lighting controls for the library portion of the building within the library space.


  • Last Updated Mar 07, 2023
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  • Answered By Lauren Stara

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