This page provides information about guidance issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The links below may be used to access IMLS’s guidance documents, as defined by Executive Order 13891.

Guidance documents listed in this portal do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public, except as authorized by law or regulation or as incorporated into a contract. Accordingly, with regard to the public, these guidance documents only provide clarity regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Current Guidance

Policy Notices – information about the policies that govern the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Grant Programs – information about the Institute’s grant programs