The Columbia County Libraries Association is a nonprofit corporation that supports the 11 public, association, and school district libraries in Columbia County, NY, by facilitating cooperation between libraries to better serve all the residents of Columbia County. By working together, we are able to leverage resources and expertise to allow individual libraries to provide more materials and services than we would be able to provide on our own, as small, independent libraries.
• Shared public programs
• Purchasing shared library resources such as online databases, shared book collections, and shared museum passes
• Financing of shared technology and services, including our ILS (catalog) and software to make our websites more accessible
• Outreach at community events to raise awareness of library services
• Columbia County Libraries Association website
Most activities are funded through money allocated each year by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. We also seek funds for special projects from private foundations.