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Consulting and Training Services: Professional Collection

Welcome to Consulting and Training Services at the Massachusetts Library System. On this page, you'll find info about our staff, our services, and links to guides about classes, topics, and services we offer.

MLS Professional Collection on MassCat

The MLS Professional Collection is located at our Marlborough office.
You can search the professional collection via MassCat: 

Borrowing (PREFERRED METHOD): Commonwealth Catalog

If your library is a member of the Commonwealth Catalog you can search and place requests for the MLS Professional Collection within the ComCat site here:


Borrowing: Libraries not part of the Commonwealth Catalog

If your library is NOT part of the Commonwealth Catalog, place your request using the instructions linked below [PDF document].  You will need to know your library’s BPL card number (ILLiad number) in order to login and place your request.  If you do not know your library’s ILLiad number please contact the MLS ILL Team.

MBLC Professional Collection

‚ÄčThe Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) maintains a small professional library, searchable through the NOBLE catalog. Most books in the collection are available for loan to the library community, linked > HERE <

Requesting Materials:

MBLC contact:
Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory & Development
617-725-1860 x237 / 857-488-6590 (Mobile)


Questions / Contacts

If you have questions about the MLS Professional Collection please contact us:

Title suggestions / acquisitions:
Terry McQuown
Consulting & Training Services Director
866-627-7228 x302

Borrowing via ComCat or MassCat:
MLS Resource Sharing Team
866-627-7228, option #4