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​​The goal of the West Virginia Library Commission is to ensure all public libraries are in compliance with WVLC administrative rules, including Match, MOE, Continuing Education, and the federal E-Rate program.   

Annual Report (Bibliostat)

Bibliostat is the annual survey all libraries are required to complete.  The survey has three primary purposes:

  1. To determine whether or not the library meets requirements for receiving Grants-In-Aid (see Title 173-1-3).
  2. To collect information for the Institute of Museum and Library Services national annual survey, and
  3. To provide statistical information that helps West Virginia legislators understand the importance of libraries, enable the WVLC to track data, provide library directors with information they need to better administer their libraries, and provide the general public with library statistics.​​​​

Maintenance Of Effort (MOE)​

§173-1-3 Requirements for Receiving Grants

3.5 - "Local operating expenditures for the previous fiscal year are equal to, or greater than, the average of the​ total local operating expenditures for the three fiscal years preceding the previous fiscal year.  All funds included in the maintenance of effort calculation shall be expended in the fiscal year for which the determination is made and shall not include capital expenditures, special one-time project costs, or similar windfalls. "​

FY2024 MOE Calculator.xlsx

Public Library Reporting ​Schedule

This schedule provides libraries with compliance timelines and WVLC contact information. Click he​re​ for the 2023 schedule. 

​Checklist for Service Centers in meeting AR Regulations

This checklist is a tool for Service Center Libraries to use in order to comply with regulations spelled out in West Virginia Administrative Rules.  ​​​​​​