Becoming a member of Lincoln Trail Libraries System
Libraries in the 9-county area served by Lincoln Trail Libraries System
may apply for Membership in the system.
A library is defined as an entity which serves the basic information
and library needs of its constituents through a bibliographically organized
collection of library materials and has at least one employee who works
at least fifteen hours per week as the librarian. There are four (4) types
of library agency members in the Lincoln Trail Libraries System: academic,
public, school, and special libraries.
Procedures for applying for and maintaining membership
in Lincoln Trail are outlined in the LTLS
Profile Summary -
Required annually for LTLS members
Affiliate Agency Membership
Other types of agencies in the 9-county area served by Lincoln Trail
Libraries System may apply for Affiliate Agency designation.
Affiliate Agencies are defined as any agency that offers resources,
content, or services that can be collaboratively shared to benefit residents
or library staff. Affiliate Agency examples include libraries that do not
qualify for membership in Lincoln Trail, government organizations that
do not have a library, museums, virtual content providers, or local community
Procedures for applying for and maintaining Affiliate Agency designation
are outlined in the LTLS
Affiliate Agency Policy.