The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce our new Boston Public Library, Library for the Commonwealth Resource Guide for librarians. In its role as Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library provides services to all Massachusetts residents and supplements library resources found in communities statewide.

In this guide, you will discover the following:

We hope you find this guide helpful to learn more about the Library for the Commonwealth and the depth and breadth of resources available. It will also help you understand the differences between resources and support offered by the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Library System.

For more information about the Library for the Commonwealth, please contact Catherine Halpin.

For more information about MLS Resource Sharing, please contact Scott Kehoe.


Michelle Eberle & Kelly Jo Woodside

Consultants, Massachusetts Library System