State Grants to Networks & MLS
The nine Massachusetts library networks receive annual grants through the Board's Library Technology and Resource Sharing account (7000-9506). The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) receives funding to support small public library Internet connectivity in western Massachusetts.
Telecommunications for Resource Sharing - offsets the annual costs for network connections to the Internet and the broadband data circuits between member librares and the network.
Resource Sharing Program - an incentive for libraries that are members of the nine automated resource sharing networks to lend materials to users of other libraries.
Small Libraries in Networks- helps Massachusetts public libraries in municipalites under 10,000 afford membership in an automated resource sharing network.
Network Infrastructure - annual support for the capital and infrastructure costs of the nine automate resource sharing networks.