Services to Libraries – Library Cooperation

California's 8,000 libraries can take advantage of a number of consulting resources of the California State Library for assistance in development and maintenance of those libraries' efforts in interlibrary cooperation and the sharing of their resources. These planning and consulative services include:

  • Advice on potential application of various state-funded elements of the current California public library resource-sharing statute, California Library Services Act (CLSA), specifically to further their local public library cooperative services.
  • Assistance in interpretation of the grant programs of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and to their applicability to particular local library cooperation goals and objectives.
  • Advice and assistance in long-range planning for increased interlibrary cooperation.
  • Telephone and on-site consultation assistance to address issues, concerns, and proposals by groups of libraries to increase their interlibrary cooperative efforts.

To obtain additional information contact the CLSA Program Coordinator (shabbestad@library.ca.gov), (916) 653-7532