MCFLS provides collaborative leadership, advocacy, and support for high-quality resources and services to empower the capabilities and capacities of member libraries to deliver responsive and innovative library services to all residents of Milwaukee County.
MCFLS and member libraries envision themselves as indispensable resources and vital partners providing access to a coordinated network of information, exceptional library experiences, and life-inspiring opportunities.
MCFLS is primarily funded by the State of Wisconsin, overseen by the Department of Public Instruction, and administered by a seven-member Board of Trustees. It functions as a membership organization - with its membership made up of the 15 administratively autonomous and fiscally independent public libraries in Milwaukee County. These public libraries join the MCFLS organization voluntarily and renew their memberships periodically by signing a membership agreement.