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 2012 the Carolina Consortium included 147 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.

Although the Carolina Consortium remains primarily an academic library consortium, we welcome all libraries in the Carolinas. For 2014/15, the Consortium is beginning 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 current member institutions include:

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