The Carolina Consortium enables libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina to use their bulk purchasing power to obtain favorable pricing on a variety of electronic resources that are of significant interest to the scholarly community and the general public. In 2016 the Carolina Consortium included 187 public libraries, seminary schools, community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was three hundred and thirty-eight million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently. Most of the consortium's 120+ deals are still open to new participants, and new deals are considered by the group each April/May.

Although the Carolina Consortium remains primarily an academic library consortium, we welcome all libraries in the Carolinas. In 2014/15, the Consortium began to include public libraries in deals of interest to that community. Any library that chooses to join the group can participate in as many or as few deals as they like. Membership is free. For more information on the Carolina Consortium or to be added to Carolina Consortium listserv, please contact Tim Bucknall, the founder and convener of the group.

Our member institutions include:

  1. Aiken Technical College, Aiken SC
  2. Alamance Community College, Graham NC
  3. Alamance County Public Library, Burlington NC
  4. Allen University, Columbia SC
  5. Anderson University, Anderson SC
  6. Appalachian State University, Boone NC
  7. Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Asheville NC
  8. Barton College, Wilson NC
  9. Beaufort County Community College, Washington NC
  10. Belmont Abbey College, Belmont NC
  11. Benedict College, Columbia SC
  12. Bennett College, Greensboro NC
  13. Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock NC
  14. Bob Jones University, Greenville SC
  15. Brevard College, Brevard NC
  16. Brunswick Community College, Supply NC
  17. Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord NC
  18. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson NC
  19. Campbell University, Buies Creek NC
  20. Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington NC
  21. Carteret Community College, Morehead City NC
  22. Catawba College, Salisbury NC
  23. Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory NC
  24. Central Carolina Community College, Sanford NC
  25. Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter SC
  26. Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte NC
  27. Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill NC
  28. Charleston Southern University, Charleston SC
  29. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, Charlotte NC
  30. Chatham County Public Library, Pittsboro NC
  31. Chowan University, Murfreesboro NC
  32. The Citadel, Charleston SC
  33. Claflin College, Orangeburg SC
  34. Clemson, Clemson SC
  35. Cleveland Community College, Shelby NC
  36. Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill SC
  37. Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville NC
  38. Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC
  39. Coker College, Hartsville SC
  40. College of Charleston, Charleston SC
  41. College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City NC
  42. Columbia College, Columbia SC
  43. Columbia International University, Columbia SC
  44. Converse College, Spartanburg SC
  45. Craven Community College, New Bern NC
  46. Craven-Pamlico-Caeteret Regional Library, New Bern NC
  47. Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville NC
  48. Davidson College, Davidson NC
  49. Davidson County Community College, Lexington NC
  50. Davidson County Public Library, Lexington NC
  51. Denmark Technical College, Denmark SC
  52. Duke University, Durham NC
  53. Durham County Public Library, Durham NC
  54. Durham Technical Community College, Durham NC
  55. East Carolina University, Greenville NC
  56. Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro NC
  57. Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City NC
  58. Elon University, Elon NC
  59. Erskine College, Due West SC
  60. Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC
  61. Fayetteville Technical Community College, FayettevilleNC
  62. Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence SC
  63. Forsyth Public Library, Winston-Salem NC
  64. Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem NC
  65. Francis Marion University, Florence SC
  66. Furman University, Greenville SC
  67. Gaston College, Dallas NC
  68. Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs NC
  69. Greensboro College, Greensboro NC
  70. Greenville Techncial College, Greenville SC
  71. Guilford College, Greensboro NC
  72. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown NC
  73. Halifax Community College, Weldon NC
  74. Haywood Community College, Clyde NC
  75. Haywood County Public Library, Canton NC
  76. Henderson County Public Library, Hendersonville NC
  77. High Point University, High Point NC
  78. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway SC
  79. Iredell County Public Library, Statesville NC
  80. Isothermal Community College, Spindale NC
  81. James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville NC
  82. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte NC
  83. Johnston Community College, Smithfield NC
  84. Lander University, Greenwood SC
  85. Lees-McCrae College, Banner Elk NC
  86. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC
  87. Limestone College, Gaffney SC
  88. Lincoln County Public Library, Lincolnton NC
  89. Livingstone College, Salisbury NC
  90. Louisburg College, Louisburg NC
  91. Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC
  92. Mauney Memorial Library, King's Mountain NC
  93. Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine NC
  94. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
  95. Meredith College, Raleigh NC
  96. Methodist College, Fayetteville NC
  97. Midlands Technical College, Columbia SC
  98. Mitchell Community College, Statesville NC
  99. Montreat College, Montreat NC
  100. Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville NC
  101. Morris College, Sumter SC
  102. Mount Olive College, Mount Olive NC
  103. Nash Community College, Rocky Mount NC
  104. New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC
  105. Newberry College, Newberry SC
  106. North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro NC
  107. North Carolina Central University, Durham NC
  108. North Carolina School Science and Math, Durham NC
  109. North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC
  110. North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
  111. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC
  112. North Greenville University, Tigersville SC
  113. Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw SC
  114. Orange County Public Library, Hillsborough NC
  115. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg SC
  116. Pamlico Community College, Grantsboro NC
  117. Peace College, Raleigh NC
  118. Pender County Public Library, Burgaw NC
  119. Pfeiffer University, Charlotte NC
  120. Piedmont Community College, Roxboro NC
  121. Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem NC
  122. Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood SC
  123. Pitt Community College, Greenville NC
  124. Presbyterian College, Clinton SC
  125. Queens University, Charlotte NC
  126. Randolph Community College, Asheboro NC
  127. Richmond Community College, Hamlet NC
  128. Robeson Community College, Lumberton NC
  129. Rockingham Community College, Wentworth NC
  130. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC
  131. Salem College, Winston-Salem NC
  132. Sampson Community College, Clinton NC
  133. Sampson County Public Library, Clinton NC
  134. Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst NC
  135. Shaw University, Raleigh NC
  136. Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville NC
  137. South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC
  138. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest NC
  139. South Piedmont Community College, Monroe NC
  140. Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines NC
  141. Southwestern Community College, Sylva NC
  142. Southern Wesleyan University, Central SC
  143. Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg SC
  144. Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg SC
  145. St. Andrews University, Laurinburg NC
  146. St. Augustine's University, Raleigh NC
  147. Stanly Community College, Albemarle NC
  148. Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle NC
  149. Surry Community College, Dobson NC
  150. Technical College of the Low Country, Beaufort SC
  151. Transylvania County Library, Brevard NC
  152. Tri-County Community College, Murphy NC
  153. Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton SC
  154. Trident Technical College, Charleston SC
  155. Union County Public Library, Monroe NC
  156. UNC Asheville, Asheville NC
  157. UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  158. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
  159. UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC
  160. UNC Pembroke, Pembroke NC
  161. UNC Wilmington, Wilmington NC
  162. USC Columbia, Columbia SC
  163. USC Aiken, Aiken SC
  164. USC Beaufort, Beaufort SC
  165. USC Lancaster, Lancaster SC
  166. USC Salkehatchie, Salkehatchie SC
  167. USC Sumter, Sumter SC
  168. USC Union, Union SC
  169. USC Upstate, Spartanburg SC
  170. Vance Granville Community College, Henderson NC
  171. Voorhees College, Denmark SC
  172. Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC
  173. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
  174. Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh NC
  175. Warren Wilson College, Asheville NC
  176. Wayne Community College, Goldsboro NC
  177. Wayne County Public Library, Mount Olive NC
  178. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC
  179. Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton NC
  180. Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro NC
  181. Williamsburg Technical College, Kingstree SC
  182. Wilson Community College, Wilson NC
  183. Wingate University, Wingate NC
  184. Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem NC
  185. Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
  186. Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
  187. York Technical College, Rock Hill SC

Which schools are participating in which Carolina Consortium deals?

Currently Available Carolina Consortium deals

The nuts and bolts and timetable of how a deal gets selected, negotiated, finalized, implemented, billed, and licensed.

Information for vendors or publishers interested in working with the Carolina Consortium

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