MBLC Library

The MBLC maintains a small professional library, searchable through the NOBLE catalog. Most books in the collection are available for loan to the library community.

Requesting Materials

  • NOBLE members: Request through NOBLE.
  • Members of other networks: Request through the Commonwealth Catalog.
  • Other MLS members: Request via mediated ILL.
  • If you need help: Contact Kate Butler, or call 1-800-952-7403 (in-state)/617-725-1860, ext. 253.

Our loan period is generally one month. We are happy to extend this loan period unless we have a reserve list for a particular book.

What do we have?

The professional library includes books, periodical subscriptions, agency publications, and archives covering:

  • library administration
  • personnel issues
  • financial management
  • friends of libraries
  • fundraising for public libraries
  • trusteeship
  • library technology
  • library building construction
  • library planning
  • preservation
  • services to special populations

For More Information

Kate Butler, Electronic Services Specialist
617-725-1860 x253
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x253
kate.butler@state.ma.us