The MBLC's statewide programs and services help local communities save money and increase local residents' access to library services.
- State Aid to Public Libraries funding can be used by local libraries in any way that supports the library.
- The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program has helped hundreds of communities renovate and expand their existing library or build a new library. Grants total roughly half the total eligible building costs.
- Federal LSTA Grants help libraries develop programs that meet local needs.
- Statewide Resource Sharing saves libraries money while increasing resident access to library resources. See what your library borrowed.
- MBLC support for nine Automated Library Networks, keeps network membership fees affordable for local libraries. When state funding declines, membership fees increase.
- Small Libraries in Networks Program helps libraries in smaller communities become network members or maintain network membership so residents can benefit from resource sharing and have internet access through their library.