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.

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

Chart displaying system wide operating income for 2018

Local Government Support ($4,238,914) comprised 61% of the library system's revenue. Of this, Cumberland County provided $4,079,631 (59%) and local municipalities or school districts provided $159,283 (2%).

State Support ($1,058,037) provided 16% of the library system's overall revenue.

Community Support ($1,579,253) in the form of donations, fines, fees and interest income comprised 23% of the library system's operating revenue.

Three Basic Library Expenditures Staff - Collections - Operating

Chart displaying system wide operating expenses for 2018

Staff costs ($4,326,800) accounted for 63% of the budget. Library materials ($885,821) accounted for 13% of the budget.

Other operating costs ($1,619,586) such as technology, utilities, insurance, printing, etc. accounted for 24% of the budget