Amigos Library Services
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Amigos Library Services, Inc. is dedicated to serving libraries. Amigos began in 1974 in Dallas, Texas, USA, as AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, when 22 libraries united to bring OCLC access to the southwestern United States. A not-for-profit organization, Amigos is today one of the nation’s largest library resource-sharing networks and a provider of information technology to libraries.
The Amigos membership consists of over 750 libraries and cultural-heritage institutions, located primarily in the southwestern United States, who use Amigos’ line of services, including cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, digital imaging, consulting, and training.
The mission of Amigos Library Services is to:
- Provide services to libraries
- Promote library cooperation and resource sharing
- Strengthen libraries as leaders of their community
- Support libraries as education and information providers