SCLC (Southern California Library Cooperative) is an association of 32 independent city and special district
public libraries located in the greater Los Angeles area which have agreed
to cooperate in providing library service to the residents of all participating
jurisdictions. SCLC provides member libraries a resource-sharing network
and a means for enhancing the level and diversity of resources available
to library users, while reducing duplication of effort.
SCLC members extend, on an equal basis, loan privileges to residents
of other member libraries. The SCLC Reference Center provides a vital
link for reference referral to members, enabling them to provide answers
to difficult questions without purchasing the range of expensive resources
required for in-depth research. And the System's delivery service links
members for quick transfer of materials and enhanced sharing of resources.