Welcome to the Woodlands Library Cooperative

Michigan map with WLC's service area highlightedThe mission of the Woodlands Library Cooperative is to enable its member libraries to maximize the scope and quality of their services.

Established in Michigan by PA 89 of 1977, library cooperatives were created to provide member libraries with access to resource sharing, training, communications, and library development. Michigan’s library cooperatives are funded by a portion of state aid based on the population served by the cooperative and a portion of state aid paid to member libraries for the purchase of cooperative services. The cooperative approach preserves local initiative and control while taking full advantage of the wealth of resources that a larger service area makes possible.