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