We’re committed to making the Institute’s work more transparent and to helping you participate in our work. This effort is part of the government-wide Open Government Directive to promote openness in the work of federal agencies.

Open Government Plan

Our Open Government Plan is a living document and will evolve. As we continue towards increased transparency, participation, and innovation, we will include updates of how these open government principles are integrated in our strategic plan and key initiatives and partnerships.

Connect with Us

We invite you to contact us to contribute ideas on ways we can become more open.  We also invite you to connect with us on Facebook, Github, and Twitter.

Open Data

As part of the federal Open Data Policy, we have made our data available in open, machine-readable formats to help you conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Visit the IMLS Data Catalog to explore our data about libraries and museums across the United States and IMLS administrative data.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Learn about our FOIA program, including how to submit a request and annual FOIA reports.

Records Management

Our Records Management page identifies the types of records IMLS produces and maintains. The RM Program provides oversight of IMLS records to ensure proper handling of those records.

Additional Policies and Reports