The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) provides services to about 1,600 Massachusetts libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth. MLS was established in July 2010 with the following mission:
The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The Massachusetts Library System promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.
Our mission has always embraced social justice and the MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.
To view a full list of our Executive Board and to review a schedule of future MLS Executive Board meetings please access: Executive Board Contacts
MLS provides critical, cost-effective service to libraries statewide and returns more than $54 million in value to local municipalities.
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Learn more about the FY 2021 Library Legislative Agenda
FY 2021 Legislative Agenda Materials
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