Cambria County Library System

A fourteen-member library force.

The Cambria County Library System, established in 1963, has fourteen member libraries. A task force was formed in 1995 to develop a long-range plan for the county system. In response to the financial recommendations of that task force, the county commissioners increased their funding to one mil for county library service. In 2005–06 a strategic planning process resulted in a new long-range plan for library service in the county. The Cambria County Library System is a federated library system, meaning that each library maintains local independence and has its own operating board. Participation in a county system is voluntary and every public library in Cambria County opted to become a member of the county system. In return every library shares in the county funds, enabling them to provide even better local library services.