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Berkshire County Libraries: CWMARS Status

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, is a FULL MEMBER of CWMARS (Central & Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing) and MLS (Massachusetts Library Association). For our Patrons this means:

A Berkshire Athenaeum library card can be used at the following FULL MEMBER public libraries. In addition, you may use them as a Pick-Up Location for your reserved items. Further, they are members of the Massachusetts Library System, so Pittsfield items can be returned at these libraries.

Adams New Marlborough
Cheshire North Adams
Clarksburg Otis
Dalton Richmond
Great Barrington Sheffield
Lee Stockbridge
Lenox West Stockbridge
Monterey Williamstown

                                                    

The following libraries are LIMITED MEMBERS of CWMARS. You cannot use your Berkshire Atheaneum card at hese locations. However you can choose them as a Pick-Up Location for your reserved items. They are members of MLS so Pittsfield items can be returned at these libraries.

Florida

The following libraries are NOT members of CWMARS. You cannot use your Berkshire Athenaeum card at these locations. Because of their membership in MLS, they can be chosen as Pick-Up Locataions for your reserved items and Pittsfied items can be returned to these libraries. However, please be aware that returned items cannot be removed from a patron's record until they arrive in Pittsfield. Overdue fines may result.

Becket Middlefield
Egremont Peru
Hinsdale Sandisfield
Lanesborough Windsor

The following libraries are DECERTIFIED because they did not qualify for or apply for state certification. The delivery vans do not visit these libraries and hold requests from residents of these towns may not be honored. Because they are not members of CWMARS your Berkshire Athenaeum card cannot be used at these libraries. You cannot choose them as your Pick-Up Location for your reserved itemes. They are not members of MLS so Pittsfield items cannote be returned to these locations.

Alford Savoy
Hancock Tyringham
Monroe  

These Berkshire County communities DO NOT HAVE a public library.

Mount Washington New Ashford Washington

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Revised 5/2013


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