About the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate, and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board also strives to provide every resident of the Commonwealth with full and equal access to library information resources regardless of geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability, or cultural background.

The goals of the MBLC are to

The MBLC was established in 1890 under Chapter 78 of the Massachusetts General Laws and is governed by nine Commissioners appointed by the Governor. The director of the Board is appointed by the Commissioners and is responsible for the administration of the programs and advisory services of the Board.

The administrative office of the Board is at 98 North Washington Street (Suite 401), Boston, MA and open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Page last updated on 07/3/2015