In-Kind Grant Program

The in-kind grant will not be offered for the 2023 survey cycle. Please check back here for future survey cycles and see below for more information on the grant's history.


Since 2006, LibQUAL has offered in-kind grants for participation in the LibQUAL survey. With a goal to offer one grant for every 50 registered libraries, a total of up to five institutions are awarded grants each year.

Selection of grant recipients is based on the following criteria:

  1. Improvements in local service and quality. The ability of the participating library to both improve overall services and contribute to the quality of service provided to students and faculty at the institution will be considered.
  2. Financial need. The ability of the institution to pay the fee for participation in LibQUAL+ will be considered. Applicants with the greatest financial need, who also meet the other criteria, will be given priority.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:

  • A three- to five-page narrative explaining their unique situation and how they meet the criteria above (approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words)
  • A brief paragraph describing their institution (less than 500 words)
  • The name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address of the contact person for the application
  • A short biography of the person applying on behalf of the institution

Applications will be accepted via email to, by fax to (202) 872-0884, or by mail to:

LibQUAL Grant Award
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20036

Grant Recipients


  • Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, Maryland)


  • Kumuzu College of Nursing (Lilongwe, Malawi)


  • Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia)
  • University of Mount Olive (Mount Olive, North Carolina)


  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lahore, Pakistan)


  • Mzumbe University (Morogoro, Tanzania)
  • San Diego Law Library (San Diego, California)


  • Crafton Hills College (Yucaipa, California)
  • Marylhurst University (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Hong Kong, China)


  • University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Missouri)
  • The University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica)


  • Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Georgia)
  • Gateway Community College (New Haven, Connecticut)
  • Governors State University (University Park, Illinois)
  • Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas)


  • Elizabeth City State University, G.R. Little Library (Elizabeth City, North Carolina)
  • Castleton State College Library (Castleton, Vermont)
  • Capital Community College Library (Hartford, Connecticut)


  • Sistema CETYS Universidad, Biblioteca y Centro de Información "Luis Fimbres Moreno" (Baja California, Mexico)
  • North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepard Memorial Library (Durham, North Carolina)


  • Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Norma Wood Library (Mountain Home, Arkansas)
  • The College of the Bahamas Library System (Nassau, Bahamas)
  • University of Dallas, William A. Blakely Library (Irving, Texas)
  • Meharry Medical College Information Center Library (Nashville, Tennessee)


  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Lane Library (Savannah, Georgia)
  • British Columbia Okanagan Library (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University Library (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Our Lady of the Lake, Sueltenfuss Library (San Antonio, Texas)
  • University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library (New Orleans Lousiana)


  • Alabama A&M University, J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center (Normal, Alabama)
  • Cisco Junior College (Cisco, Texas)
  • Morehead State University, Camden-Carroll Library (Morehead, Kentucky)
  • Nevada State University (Henderson, Nevada)
  • Scottish Agricultural College (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • Wuhan University Library (Wuhan, Hubie, China)