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Support Massachusetts Library Services!


The state budget provides funding to the “Library for the Commonwealth” (Boston Public Library) and helps to make Digital Commonwealth digitization services free for you. Show your support for these free services by contacting your legislators! 

For more detailed information about Massachusetts library budgets and funding, visit the MBLC website.

Interested in advocacy, but don’t know where to start? Check out the Massachusetts Library Association’s helpful Legislative Advocacy page to easily reach your legislators or, visit ALA’s Advocacy University.  

Library Legislative Day 2019

Library Legislative Day will be held on March 5, 2019 at the Massachusetts State House.  Digital Commonwealth will be exhibiting and speaking with legislators about our mission.

We need to share member stories at this event. Please contact membership@digitalcommonwealth.org to share your story and help us prepare for Legislative Day!


The Public Libraries of Massachusetts, ca. 1904

Designed and drawn with pen and ink by George Hartnell Bartlett, 

1838-1923, Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

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