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Mid York Library System


The Mid York Library System is a nonprofit cooperative library system chartered in 1960 by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The System’s mission is to improve and expand library service in the counties of Madison, Oneida and Herkimer.

The mission of the Mid York Library System is to improve and expand library service in the counties of Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer. Our priorities are to…
  • Lower library service cost by leveraging economies of scale for activities common to member libraries
  • Increase residents’ abilities to access material from any library in the Mid York service area and beyond through a shared catalog and distribution process
  • Extend each member library’s ability to deliver comprehensive services by offering professional consulting and assistance
  • Broaden libraries’ ability to offer free access to digital information and on-line services
  • Expand training opportunities for member library personnel, improving their skills to better serve customers
  • Deliver direct service to community members unable to readily access their local library
  • Act as a conduit for member libraries to benefit from the global library network
  • Advocate for and promote libraries as essential on a regional, state, and national level, thus acquiring improved and stable funding
Mid York Library System helps public libraries “be the best they can be” – seen by their neighbors as essential, vibrant and cost-effective community & information centers. We offer friendly physical and virtual venues to: meet, learn, share, discover, use technology, experience culture, freely access information, and receive answers to your most challenging questions. The System leverages cooperative purchasing and best practices so that libraries constantly meet evolving community needs.

Have this card?

You can use it to check out books at any of the Mid York Library System member libraries. Additionally, books can be sent between these libraries for you to pick up at your preferred location.

Don’t have one?
Register online here!