The Mid-Hudson Library
System (MHLS) is an organization dedicated to making your local library
better while saving your local tax dollars.
We estimate that without
the System your community would have to pay an additional 33% to
continue the level of library service you currently receive.
Since 1959 MHLS has
worked with its member libraries
- the public's right
to free access
- economical resource
- professional library
How do we do this?
Library Catalog & Request-a-Title
- Choose from
over 2.25 million items in the shared online library catalog
and have what you want delivered to your library.
- Delivery Service
for 66 member libraries [MHLS Delivery = one-seventh
the cost of mailing items between libraries.]
- Member libraries
save their communities over $12 million annually by
a collection of online databases that you, the patron, can access from
any Internet-connected computer. The databases contain thousands of
full-text magazines, hundreds of full-text newspapers and dozens of
full-text reference books - all available 24/7 through your
library's web site.
- Workshops and professional
consultations for the staff and trustees of member libraries
- Support for kids,
tween and teen programming at your library
The System is 100%
funded through New York State. If you have benefitted from any of the
above services please take the time to let your