Massachusetts library networks receive annual grants through the MBLC'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.
Annual support for the capital and infrastructure costs of the nine automate resource sharing networks.