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These Resource Guides are intended to assist libraries participating in the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, or others who are planning and designing libraries
Last Updated: Aug 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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MPLCP Resource Guides

   Intro to the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program

MPLCP Planning & Design 2013
   Information about the Planning & Design grant process, including preliminary planning data and specifics on the 2013 grant round

Developing a Library Building Program
   Tools and information to help libraries determine their space needs and create the detailed set of instructions to their future architect

Library Acoustics
    Information about sound and its behavior in library buildings

Guides in development:
   Lighting in Libraries

If you'd like to suggest a topic, email Lauren


Past projects funded by the MPLCP


What is the MPLCP?

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program 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.


Contact Us

Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
98 N. Washington St., Suite 401
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
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

Lauren Stara, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860, x245

This Web site, and other programs of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is funded in part with funds from
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning.


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