Massachusetts Library System

  • MA


225 Cedar Hill St. Suite 229
Marlborough and Whately

United States

About Us

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) has two locations:

Marlborough, MA

Whately, MA

MLS provides services to some 1,600 Massachusetts libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth.

Our mission is to foster cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types.  We support the library workforce with our unique temporary employment service called BiblioTemps®, and a strong training and advisory services program.  We support provision of content electronically and through an outstanding physical delivery service contracted to a local courier, mediated ILL, and a contract for document delivery services.  Other services include a statewide purchasing cooperative for materials and supplies, a shared ILS for smaller libraries called MassCat, and a strong statewide summer reading program that reaches thousands of residents.  We aspire to exploring innovative ways to strengthen libraries and bring the Massachusetts library community together.  We believe that Libraries are stronger when they work together.  MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.