SJVLS serves the public library systems of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties, and the city/district libraries of Coalinga-Huron, Porterville, and Tulare. In all, SJVLS represents 10 library jurisdictions and 110 individual library locations including large urban, medium city/suburban, and small, isolated rural libraries. [Map of branch locations]
SJVLS attempts to provide the member libraries with services that can be performed more economically as a consortium than as individual libraries. Current consortium databases include full text periodical databases, full-text reference book articles, newspapers and specialty resources for researchers and small businesses. See the Scope of Work section for details of the resources sought.