Professional Collection

The Professional Collection at MLS is housed in the Whately office.  You can search the professional collection using the link below.  Please note that searches are limited to items in the professional collection, so the vocabulary you use to search with should be appropriate to a collection related to the management and use of libraries.  Searches for the term ‘baseball’ will yield no results, but searches for the term ‘library construction’ will.

Search the MLS Professional Collection

If you find an item in the professional collection that you would like to borrow, you can place your own request using the instructions in the PDF below.  You will need to know your library’s BPL card number (also known as your library’s ILLiad number) in order to login and place your hold request.  If you do not know your library’s ILLiad number you can contact Amanda Fauver or Shirley MacLean at 866-627-7228 to find out what your number is.

Instructions on how to borrow items from the MLS Professional Collection

If you have other questions about the MLS Professional Collection contact Nora Blake, MassCat Manager: (413) 665-9898 x123 / nblake@masslibsystem.org

Professional Collection Development Policy