Professional Collection

The MLS Professional Collection is located at our Marlborough office.

You can search the professional collection via MassCat: 

How to place a borrowing request, ComCat requests preferred:

Commonwealth Catalog Libraries
(Network libraries on C/W MARS, NOBLE, SAILS, etc.)
If your library is part of the Commonwealth Catalog and you have a ComCat account, search and place your borrowing request online here:

Mass. libraries not on ComCat
(K-12 public schools, special libraries)
If your library is NOT part of the Commonwealth Catalogplace your request using these instructions:
Borrowing items from the MLS Professional Collection [PDF]

  • You will need to know your library’s BPL card number / ILLiad number in order to login and place your request.
  • If you do not know your library’s ILLiad number you can contact Scott Kehoe, Resource Sharing Manager: / 866-627-7228 x308

MassCat Network Members
MassCat member libraries can request items as a Hold within the MassCat network.

If you have questions about the MLS Professional Collection please contact MLS Resource Sharing:

Professional Collection Development Policy [PDF]