As a federated library system, the county library system's administrative office along with each local library adopts an annual budget each year. All system office and local library income and expenditures are audited annually by certified public accountants. This information is reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department Education, Commonwealth Libraries.


2016 Library System Revenue

2016 Operating Income

Three-Way Partnership Provides Core Support
Community - Local Government - State

Local Government Support ($3,555,953) comprised 50% of the library system's revenue. Of this, Cumberland County provided $3,346,313 (47%) and local municipalities or school districts provided $209,640 (3%).

State Support ($1,058,036) provided 15% of the library system's overall revenue.

Community Support ($1,925,075) in the form of donations, fines, fees and interest income comprised 27% of the library system's operating revenue.

Contingency Funds ($562,048) comprised 8% of the system's operating income for 2015.

2016 Library System Expenditures

2016 Operating Expenses

Three Basic Library Expenditures
Staff - Collections - Operating

Staff costs ($4,021,675) accounted for 60% of the budget.

Library materials ($770,773) accounted for 11% of the budget.

Other operating costs ($1,924,036) such as technology, utilities, insurance, printing, etc. accounted for 29% of the budget



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October 2, 2017

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