Participating Libraries


Athens Regional Library System (Georgia)

The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Libraries is to provide information and resources which address the needs of the community, foster enjoyment and a love of reading, and provide a repository of the history and culture of Athens-Clarke County.

Birmingham Public Library (Alabama)

The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality experience to our community for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.

Brooklyn Public Library (New York)

Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection documents the history of Brooklyn from pre-colonial times to the present. A unique resource for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history, the Brooklyn Collection is a distinct division of Central Library, and is BPL’s only collection of archival and rare book material.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (New York)

The Vision of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is to be deeply rooted in the community: promoting partnerships, fostering the development of a literate and informed citizenry through free and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational and informational resources, planning for the future, and making the most effective use of taxpayer funding

Cleveland Public Library (Ohio)

Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community and the world.

Columbus Metropolitan Library (Ohio)

Since 1873, CML has kept a promise to the citizens of Franklin County to be the place to inspire
reading, share resources and connect people, with a vision of a thriving community where wisdom
prevails. With millions of books, eBooks, digital products and tools; welcoming community spaces; friendly and knowledgeable staff – and an open to all philosophy – CML’s 23 locations are the cornerstones of the communities they serve.

DC Public Library, Special Collections (District of Columbia)

The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library (Louisiana)

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a community service organization that connects our citizens with information, resources, materials, technology, and experiences in order to make a positive difference in their lives.

Forbes Library (Massachusetts)

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts.  

Grand Rapids Public Library (Michigan)

The Grand Rapids Public Library is our community’s foremost source for information, viewpoints, resources, and programs. We are free, welcoming, flexible, and empowering. We inspire the public’s trust through strong library service, transparent accountability, sound financial stewardship, and sustained productive partnerships.

Henderson District Public Libraries (Nevada)

As trustees, administration, and staff of Henderson Libraries, we endeavor to accomplish the library district’s mission through our commitment to each of these essential and equally important core values: Patron Focus, Respect for People, Equitable Service, Freedom of Information, Quality, Integrity, Free Basic Services, Promotion of Services, Freedom to Read, Patron Privacy, Stewardship of Community Resources.

Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)

The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.

County of Los Angeles Public Library (California)

The County of Los Angeles Public Library was established in 1912 under authority of the County Free Library Act. The Library is a special fund department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. Today it is one of the major libraries of our nation, and provides library service to over 3.5 million residents living in unincorporated areas and to residents of 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County.

Marshall Lyon County Library (Minnesota)

Our daily mission is to be the community’s gathering place, encouraging reading, learning, and exploring new ideas.  Likewise, we strive to show the Library as an indispensable resource to help Lyon County citizens and communities succeed in a constantly changing world, regardless of their paths or goals.

Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma)

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and four community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2016, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 5.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County.

New Brunswick Free Public Library (New Jersey)

The mission of the New Brunswick Free Public Library is providing educational, informational, cultural and recreational resources and services to all the diverse people in New Brunswick. The library provides access to the universe of information, and especially that which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community.

Patagonia Library (Arizona)

The Patagonia Public Library, an independent Town library, offers more than just books. Working closely with the Friends of the Patagonia Library and community partners, we strive to fulfill the informational, cultural and social requests of our extended community of library users.

Pollard Memorial Library (Massachusetts)

The Pollard Memorial Library is a vibrant community hub and Lowell’s gateway to knowledge, meeting the information needs and enriching the quality of life in our community. The mission of the library is to provide diverse collections, state of the art technology, appealing programs and services to Lowell’s diverse population in a safe and welcoming environment.

Queens Public Library (New York)

The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country.

San Diego Public Library (California)

The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination that connects our diverse community to free educational and cultural resources that will enrich their lives. With 6.6 million visitors, the Library is the largest cultural institution in San Diego that offers FREE programming.

San Francisco Public Library (California)

The San Francisco Public Library system is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning, and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The Government Information Center provides free access to United States, California, San Francisco, and Bay Area regional agency government documents, and to materials on public policy, political science, public administration, and the law.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library (New York)

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

Sonoma County Public Library (California)

The Sonoma County Library was formed in 1975 through a Joint Powers Agreement signed by representatives of the cities of Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma as well as the County of Sonoma. Today, our county-wide library system serves approximately 495,000 residents in the cities, towns and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.

The Urbana Free Library (Illinois)

The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library maintains a research-level collection on the history and genealogy of Champaign County and its residents.

West Hartford Public Library (Connecticut)

Welcoming all, the West Hartford Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community. All people in West Hartford will have the opportunity to use the Public Library to empower themselves to reach their potential, to pursue life-long learning, and to access ideas and information freely in order to enrich the cultural, social and economic vitality of our town.

Westborough Public Library (Massachusetts)

The Westborough Public Library is a comfortable and welcoming place where people of all ages and cultures come together, in person or online, to experience the joy of reading, express their creativity, satisfy their curiosity, and create and share content. The library is the hub of the community and sustains itself through excellent customer service, careful stewardship of financial and physical resources, and attention to evolving needs of the community.

Western History and Genealogy Department and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library (Colorado)

The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.