Annual Library Certification 2019

Annual Online Library System Certification Begins Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The annual online certification process begins Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All library system members must complete the annual certification process to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The certification window will close Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Libraries are also required to complete the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Traffic Survey before completing certification. The ILL Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, Sunday, March 31.

More information about certification is available at the Illinois State Library's Annual Library Certification web page. The page includes a link to the data and questions included in the certification form, a link to the online certification portal (accessible from Wednesday, January 2–Sunday, March 31), an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), and library data entry guidelines.

Logging in to the certification portal requires the agency's control number and the main administrative branch number. Find these numbers by searching the library agency's record in the Library Learning (L2) directory.

For more information on the certification process, contact the RAILS certification team at or 630.734.5160.

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