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Massachusetts Library System Resources for School Libraries: Home

Welcome!

The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, undefinedinnovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The Massachusetts Library System promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts. MLS provides critical, cost-effective service to libraries statewide and returns more than $54 million in value to local municipalities. 

Resources for our Members

Our school members find value in many of our services, most notably:

Statewide Databases

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With our partners, the Massachusetts Board Library Commissioners, we provide access to a suite of online content. These databases are used by students K-12 and into higher ed to expand collections and to encourage traditional as well as technological literacy skills.


Commonwealth eBook Collections

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Commonwealth eBook Collections is a statewide initiative to expand access to eBooks and audiobooks to all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including students. For a small fee, MLS member schools can join the OverDrive K-12 Shared Sora Collection, which includes over 20,000 K-12 eBooks and audiobooks.

To learn more about these and all of our services, please contact us!

Resources for our Members

Our school members find value in many of our services, most notably:

Resource Guides, including "Anti-Racism for School and Youth Services Librarians". 

Our guides are created with our members in mind. You'll find resources on traditional library topics, as well as support for addressing social topics.

 

Virtual School Librarian

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With our partner, the Massachusetts School Library Association, we created a Virtual School Library service to assist students, families, and educators during this unique pandemic. While never a replacement for a physical school librarian, this site allows for some extra support during this transitional learning time.  

To learn more about these and all of our services, please contact us!