New York State Hospital Library Services Program

Guidelines for the Use of Hospital Library Services Program Funds (Revised April 2016)

As stated in Education Law §273(4)(c) and NYS Commissioner’s Regulation §90.17(a-g) Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) funds may be used by the Reference and Research Library Resources Councils for the provision of services to member hospital libraries in not for-profit hospitals licensed by the New York State Health Department or to member libraries serving such hospitals. Program priorities should focus on assisting member hospital libraries or libraries serving such hospitals in meeting the standards established by the Board of Regents in accordance with Education Law §254.

Relevant hospital library services may be provided by the Reference and Research Library Resources Councils through:

Grants to eligible hospital libraries to enhance hospital library services. Eligible hospital library services provided may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

Additionally HLSP funds may be used for:

Ineligible Expenditures:

For additional information, please refer to the state’s full site: