The Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System (MOBAC) is a multi-type library consortium of 18 full members (public, academic and special) and several networking members in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties on the California Central Coast. MOBAC began in 1969 as a public library cooperative and by 1985 had grown to include academic and special libraries as equal members in the organization. It is now one of 15 cooperative library systems in California and is funded in part by the State through the California Library Services Act and by fees collected from member libraries. In 2009, MOBAC joined the Pacific Library Partnership, a consolidation of several Northern California library systems.
The MOBAC libraries work together to share resources to improve library services to the residents of all the members’ jurisdictions. Library patrons pay no direct fees for use of MOBAC services.
MOBAC is governed by an Administrative Council composed of the director or liaison of each member. The Council meets regularly to set policy and direction for the system.
This website is provided for MOBAC member libraries and committees to share information and resources from a central location. Comments or problems with this website may be communicated to Heather Geddes, Watsonville Public Library, or to Deborah Stephens, Hartnell College Library.