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Our new STLS website is full of information and resources, but still in its infancy. Please contact us as you find items you’d like added or inaccuracies in the content. is to be your toolbox and we’re excited to fill it with what will be useful to you. Use our Contact form or email Margo Gustina, member services consultant –

     Message from Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director:

Welcome to the Southern Tier Library System. As cooperative library system, our focus is Connecting Community Libraries throughout the region. We subscribe to a single mission of empowering public libraries to provide amazing services within our communities. STLS is comprised of 48 library outlets throughout Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.

The impacts of our member libraries can be life-changing. Our region boasts 150,000 plus library card holders. This represents 54% of the population. Each year, community members visit our libraries more than 1 million times to enrich their quality of life. STLS member libraries are passionate about their work, and in return community members acquire significant cost-saving services. It is a relationship demonstrating the true essence of community outreach and partnership.

As we look to the future, STLS intends on strengthening our 50-year relationship with member libraries. Connecting Community Libraries means bringing together all available resources to warrant sustainable public library services. Our libraries afford educational, cultural and economic opportunities for all. STLS will partner with, and connect our member libraries to make the Southern Tier a vibrant community in which we are all proud to live.