The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) is a consortium of public libraries that delivers quality library service to the general public through sharing of books and other materials, purchasing, maintaining and sharing a computer system and providing common access to electronic resources. BCCLS initiates, nurtures, and manages cooperative public library services of which reciprocal borrowing is the cornerstone. These actions provide its users the widest possible access to all types of materials and information and facilitate the use of global technology in public libraries. BCCLS advocates the provision of professional reference and information services to the patrons of BCCLS libraries. BCCLS supports coalition and consensus building as key steps in addressing and respecting library needs at the local, county, state and national levels for both adequate funding and appropriate legislation. BCCLS affirms that libraries are forums for information and ideas and endorses the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights.