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 2015 the Carolina Consortium included 176 public libraries, community colleges, public universities, and private institutions of higher learning. The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was two hundred and forty million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently. Most of the consortium's 90+ deals are still open to new participants, and new deals are considered by the group each April/May. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Greensboro.

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

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