MBLC affiliates provide essential support to libraries and direct services to all residents of Massachusetts, including those with visual or physical disabilities. MBLC uses both state and federal funds to support these programs.
The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) provides services to more than 1,600 Massachusetts libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth. Headquartered in Marlborough, it is a state-supported collaborative, fostering cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types.
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Under the designation of Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library serves all residents of Massachusetts and offers free resources to public libraries and other historical, cultural, and educational institutions across the state.
Perkins Library circulates more than a half million accessible books, newspapers and publications in braille, large print and digital audio formats annually to thousands of registered patrons in New England and beyond.
The Talking Book Library at the Worcester Public Library provides service to qualified individuals living in central Massachusetts. It is the regional library for Massachusetts in the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network.
The Massachusetts Center for the Book, affiliated with the Library of Congresss Center for the Book, is a public-private partnership charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming to advance the cause of books and reading, and enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts libraries.