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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Collection Development Policies

Libraries Identified without a Collection Development Plan

In May 2022, MBLC visited public library websites to see if collection development plans were available online. This data was reviewed in December and the following libraries were identified as not having a collection development policy available on their website. These libraries may have an approved policy that is not available online. 

If you are a library listed here that does have an approved policy, we recommend posting this policy to the library's website. This is a foundational document for library operations and should be publicly available. Please contact Maura Deedy at MBLC if you do have a policy and our records will be updated. 

List current as of 07/26/2023

Agawam - Agawam Public Library    C/WMARS
Alford - Alford Free Public Library    not a network
Auburn - Auburn Free Public Library    C/WMARS
Berlin - Berlin Public Library    C/WMARS
Brookfield - Merrick Public Library    C/WMARS
Carver - Carver Public Library    SAILS
Chatham - South Chatham Public Library    not a network
Cummington - Bryant Free Library    not a network
Dennis - Jacob Sears Memorial Library    CLAMS
Egremont - Egremont Free Library    C/WMARS
Everett - Everett Public Libraries    NOBLE
Falmouth - West Falmouth Library, Inc.    CLAMS
Florida - Florida Public Library    C/WMARS
Gosnold - Cuttyhunk Public Library    not a network
Hancock - Taylor Memorial Library    C/WMARS
Harwich - Chase Library Assoc., Inc.    not a network
Harwich - Harwich Port Library Assoc.    not a network
Hinsdale - Hinsdale Public Library    MASSCAT
Monroe - Monroe Public Library - NOT IN STATE AID    not a network
Montgomery - Grace Hall Memorial Library    MASSCAT
Mount Washington - Mount Washington Public Library    not a network
Northampton - Lilly Library    C/WMARS
Northfield - Field Library    not a network
Otis - Otis Library and Museum    C/WMARS
Peru - Peru Library    not a network
Phillipston - Phillips Free Public Library    MASSCAT
Plymouth - Plymouth Public Library    OCLN
Rehoboth - Blanding Free Public Library    SAILS
Russell - Russell Public Library    not a network
Rutland - Rutland Free Public Library    MASSCAT
Sandisfield - Sandisfield Public Library    MASSCAT
Savoy - Savoy Hollow Library - NOT IN STATE AID     not a network
Shelburne - Shelburne Free Public Library    C/WMARS
Templeton - Boynton Public Library    C/WMARS
Tyringham - Tyringham Free Public Library    C/WMARS
Warren - West Warren Library Association    C/WMARS
West Bridgewater - West Bridgewater Public Library    SAILS
West Stockbridge - West Stockbridge Public Library    C/WMARS
Windsor - Windsor Free Public Library    C/WMARS
Winthrop - Winthrop Public Library & Museum    NOBLE