Due to funding considerations,the SABES Library closed its doors on Friday, August 29, 2014.
However, we are pleased to announce that current plans call for much of the library collection to be absorbed into UMass Boston Library, where the materials will continue to be made available for borrowing by teachers and other ABE practitioners across the state.
Several technical stages are involved in this transfer, but ultimately anyone in Massachusetts should be able to look for the books in the state’s general library catalog (The Commonwealth Catalog or ComCat) and to request them through the state’s interlibrary loan system.
As soon as the materials are available, we’ll update this page and send information via other SABES communication channels. We’re glad that these resources will continue to be available for use by the field.
‘Til We Meet Again
It’s been a genuine pleasure providing resources and information services to Massachusetts adult literacy practitioners for 31 years. All the best wishes to the teachers, program directors, counselors, administrative staff and, especially, learners who’ve enriched our collective experiences over the years.