Westfield Memorial Library has joined a shared library services consortium called LMxAC (Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium) and will be transitioning to this new system on Thursday, May 18.
LMxAC is a consortium of more than 40 libraries and branch locations, spanning Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union counties, including the neighboring communities of Cranford, Scotch Plains, and Fanwood.
After Westfield has fully transitioned to LMxAC, Westfield residents will be able to reserve items from any of the 40+ LMxAC libraries (including Middlesex College), and have items sent to Westfield Memorial Library for checkout. This will expand the number of books and other items that Westfield residents have access to, from around 170,000 currently to more than 3 million!
This will also expand our offerings of eBooks and eAudiobooks via Libby by Overdrive. Additionally, all valid Westfield library cards will be automatically accepted at all 40+ LMxAC libraries.
Membership in LMxAC will also bring new technology services including a mobile app LMxPRESS, which Westfield residents can use to find books, reserve items, and even use as a digital library card.
Please Note: From now on new Westfield Libby users must choose “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” as their library.