METRO is a non-profit service provider that helps libraries, archives, and museums excel at their work.

We work with our local membership in New York City and Westchester County to develop and maintain essential services within our regional network.

Read more about us and our work below.

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METRO provides digital collections services for a global membership, which connects our local network to ideas and expertise found all over the world. All of METRO’s services are developed and delivered with broad input and support from an experienced staff of library professionals, the organization’s membership, an active board of trustees, and advisory councils. We are grateful for the support of the New York State Department of Cultural Education, and the New York State Library Division of Library Development. 

Mission Statement

METRO advances library and knowledge-management services in New York City, Westchester County and beyond through active collaboration, resource and knowledge sharing, strategic planning and thinking, professional development and advocacy among our members and other organizations with similar interests. In this manner, we improve the public’s access to and understanding of timely, high quality information and strengthen the role of libraries as important partners for solving individual problems, making sense of complex issues in the larger world and accessing cultural and recreational resources.


METRO is managed and governed by an elected Board of Trustees and program areas receive direct input from METRO’s Advisory Councils. METRO’s day-to-day operations are managed by a team of specialists in areas of the library and archives field.

For more information, please review our bylaws.

Plan of Service

2021-2026 Plan of Service