Together, MLS and OLIS provide our members access to more resources, fosters interstate fellowship, and reduces postage costs, particularly benefiting our members who routinely request items that can be requested through delivery only.

Scott Kehoe

Library Resources Director

Welcome to MLS’ new website. Take a look at what’s happening here and at our member libraries. We look forward to connecting with you!

Sarah Sogigian

MLS Executive Director

MLS contracts with Optima Shipping. MLS Delivery is provided to support resource sharing amongst Massachusetts Libraries. Currently, delivery is provided to over 500 libraries of all types across the state of Massachusetts.

Amanda Malikowski

Delivery and Communication Coordinator

Latest Posts

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Message on the U.S Capitol attack and resources

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Dear Members, The Massachusetts Library System noted with dismay the unprecedented attempt at the United States Capitol to prevent the peaceful and democratic transfer of power....
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New Library for the Commonwealth Resource Guide

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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...

December News and Updates

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News SpotlightThank you Clare!MLS LiveStrategic Action PlanStaff AnniversariesService and Program UpdatesSmall Library ForumCommunity Engagement BlogWinter Weather and Delivery Thank You Clare! Thank you to our outgoing...

Walk With Ease: Program Opportunity With Positive Rewards

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Just before the COVID shutdown, I was notified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners of a program opportunity that sounded like it would...
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Civic Engagement at the Thomas Crane Public Library

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This is the finale of a series of five interviews featuring civic engagement activities at libraries in Massachusetts.  In this interview, you will hear...