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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Developing a Library Building Program: Background

Massachusetts Library Construction video

The Basics

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) provides financial and technical assistance to municipalities for planning, design, improvement and expansion of their public library facilities. State regulations 605 CMR 6.00 govern the program. The MPLCP has been continuously funded through state bond authorizations since 1987.

Established in 1890, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is a state agency that supports, improves and promotes library services throughout the Commonwealth.

For information about the full range of Board activities, please see their website at http://mblc.state.ma.us.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
98 N. Washington St., Suite 401
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
617-725-1860
800-952-7403 (in MA)
617-725-0140 (fax)

Need more information or help along the way?

Rosemary Waltos, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860, x246
rosemary.waltos@state.ma.us

Lauren Stara, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860, x245
lauren.stara@state.ma.us