PILOT payments: a potential revenue source for public libraries

Jerry Nichols (Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management, Long Island University, Brookville, New York, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2005



To inform library administrators about the funds generated from tax‐exempt entities intended to support various government services, such as libraries.


Using New York State in general, and the Brentwood Public Library in particular, the article illustrates the amount of revenue collected with the intent of funding local libraries.


While substantial funds are collected from tax‐exempt entities, often the portion intended to support public libraries does not find its way to the libraries they support.


Alerts library administrators to the possibility that they may not be receiving all the revenue that has been collected to support their institutions.



Nichols, J. (2005), "PILOT payments: a potential revenue source for public libraries", The Bottom Line, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450510632235

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