About YLN

Services

The Yavapai Library Network provides a multitude of services to its membership and their patrons.  Services range from provide technology support and training to library automation.  The sheets below provide a brief overview of these services.

Brief Overview of YLN Services

Brief Overview of YLN Services for K-12 Parents

History

The Yavapai Library Network was first established in 1985 as a partnership between the Yavapai College Library and the Prescott Public Library.  Since that time the Yavapai Library Network has expanded to 42 multitype libraries including K-12, academic, public, private, and special libraries.  The YLN is also home to eight special collections.

Effectiveness

The Yavapai Library Network leverages the power of interlibrary relationships and cooperation to provide unprecedented service and savings to the library patrons and taxpayers of Yavapai County.  A study was conducted in 2014 which detailed the effectiveness of the YLN.  The study, conducted by BERK and Associates from Seattle, WA, concluded that for every $1 of taxpayer funds YLN libraries receive nearly $8 in services.  The study is below:

YLN Return on Investment Study (folio)
YLN Return on Investment Study (complete)

YLN Annual Report

YLN Annual Statistical Report

YLN Monthly Reports

​*Modified from the original report to fix inaccuracies

Presentations (Powerpoint)