WVLS facilitates the online library catalog (V-Cat) shared by the public libraries in this system and provides libraries with logistical and financial support.
|Area served:||7,360 square miles, including the north central Wisconsin counties of Clark, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida and Taylor.|
|Population served:||282,176 (2016 municipal/extended county population)|
|Number of libraries:||Service is provided through 25 public libraries and approximately 200 non-public libraries.|
|Governance:||WVLS operates under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes and is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. Each participating county has at least one member on the board – the rest are allocated according to population. Trustees are appointed by the Chairs of the County Boards of Supervisors.|
|Location:||The WVLS rents space from and operates out of the Marathon County Public Library, 300 North First Street, Wausau, WI 54403.|
|Budget & funding:||Visit www.wvls.org for WVLS budget and funding information.|
|Major services:||Internet access; V-Cat, a shared automation system; courier service to/from all Wisconsin’s public libraries; reference services and facilitated resource sharing; consultant services and training for area library personnel and trustees; digital/online resources; and technical support.|
|Staff:||Visit www.wvls.org for WVLS staff information.|
WVLS is one of 17 library systems in Wisconsin. Systems range in size from one to 10 counties.