The County Library District’s annual operating budget is developed throughout the year. In early fall, input is solicited from every staff member on services and equipment to be considered for the following fiscal year’s budget. Once the budget is formulated by Library Administration, it is reviewed by the Santa Clara County Library District JPA Finance Committee and sent to the Joint Powers Authority Board for review in late spring. The budget is generally approved in June.
The County Library District has a number of criteria to consider when developing the budget. These include commitment to: