The Northern New York Library Network  was chartered by the New York State Regents in 1965 to facilitate cooperative services among  libraries in northern New York and to improve library services within the region, which consists of  Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.

The Network is governed by a locally  elected Board of Trustees, and functions under State law and State Education Department regulations.  The Network’s Plan of Service provides a  detailed overview of products and services available to member libraries.

The Northern New York Library Network’s headquarters are located at 6721 US Highway 11 in Potsdam, NY. The Network benefits from its committees which meet regularly to  provide input and guidance.