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Important Information About Payments From Adjacent Counties


Background Information

A provision of Act 420, passed in May 2006, extends to adjacent counties the requirement that they reimburse public libraries for serving residents who live in areas of the county without public library service.   Counties were first required to reimburse libraries in adjacent counties during 2008.

Beginning in 2013, SCLS offered to do the actual "billing" of adjacent counties of behalf of interested member libraries.  July 1, 2014 is the deadline to submit requests to adjacent counties.  March 1, 2015 is the deadline for public libraries to receive those adjacent county payments.

Calculations of adjacent county reimbursements are based upon three pieces of information available from your library's 2013 Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report:

Helpful Documents

Whether your library handles your owning billing of adjacent counties or prefers to have SCLS handle it, these documents will assist you: 

More Information

For more information, see FAQ About County Library Funding to Libraries in Adjacent Counties (Act 420) (from DPI / DLT).  It may also be helpful to review Wisconsin Statutes 43.12 (.pdf)



For more information about payments from adjacent counties, contact Mark Ibach.