The Groton Public Library works cooperatively with libraries and library organizations across the area, state, and country to optimize services to our patrons. From our network (MVLC) to interlibrary delivery (MLS) to state support and aid (MBLC), up to the federal level (IMLS) and national library associations.
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC)
The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) is a member-driven and member-governed library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. We support the staff in our member libraries by supplying technology, training, and a policy framework that allows them to better serve their communities. Library patrons know MVLC primarily through the shared catalog.
Massachusetts Library System (MLS)
The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) provides services to about 1,600 Massachusetts libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth. MLS is a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, 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.
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate, and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The nine commissioners set policy and conduct official business. The MBLC staff administer a wide array of statewide programs and services for libraries and residents.