The library receives an annual levy of $364,000 from taxpayers in the Skaneateles Central School District. In addition to public support, the library relies on income from investments, book sales, donations and grants to meet our community’s needs.
Surrounding libraries request and receive regular increases in public funding to help offset increased expenses. OCPL libraries receive between 75% and 99% of their budgets from local public funds, with the average at around 92%. The Skaneateles Library receives about 75-80% of its budget from public funding.