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 2018 the Carolina Consortium included 190 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 ninety-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 May.

Although the Carolina Consortium remains primarily an academic library consortium, we welcome all libraries in the Carolinas. 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 School of Law, Charleston SC
  29. Charleston Southern University, Charleston SC
  30. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, Charlotte NC
  31. Chatham County Public Library, Pittsboro NC
  32. Chowan University, Murfreesboro NC
  33. The Citadel, Charleston SC
  34. Claflin College, Orangeburg SC
  35. Clemson, Clemson SC
  36. Cleveland Community College, Shelby NC
  37. Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill SC
  38. Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville NC
  39. Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC
  40. Coker College, Hartsville SC
  41. College of Charleston, Charleston SC
  42. College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City NC
  43. Columbia College, Columbia SC
  44. Columbia International University, Columbia SC
  45. Converse College, Spartanburg SC
  46. Craven Community College, New Bern NC
  47. Craven-Pamlico-Caeteret Regional Library, New Bern NC
  48. Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville NC
  49. Davidson College, Davidson NC
  50. Davidson County Community College, Lexington NC
  51. Davidson County Public Library, Lexington NC
  52. Denmark Technical College, Denmark SC
  53. Duke University, Durham NC
  54. Durham County Public Library, Durham NC
  55. Durham Technical Community College, Durham NC
  56. East Carolina University, Greenville NC
  57. Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro NC
  58. Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City NC
  59. Elon University, Elon NC
  60. Erskine College, Due West SC
  61. Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC
  62. Fayetteville Technical Community College, FayettevilleNC
  63. Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence SC
  64. Forsyth Public Library, Winston-Salem NC
  65. Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem NC
  66. Francis Marion University, Florence SC
  67. Furman University, Greenville SC
  68. Gaston College, Dallas NC
  69. Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs NC
  70. Greensboro College, Greensboro NC
  71. Greenville Techncial College, Greenville SC
  72. Guilford College, Greensboro NC
  73. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown NC
  74. Halifax Community College, Weldon NC
  75. Haywood Community College, Clyde NC
  76. Haywood County Public Library, Canton NC
  77. Henderson County Public Library, Hendersonville NC
  78. High Point University, High Point NC
  79. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway SC
  80. Iredell County Public Library, Statesville NC
  81. Isothermal Community College, Spindale NC
  82. James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville NC
  83. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte NC
  84. Johnston Community College, Smithfield NC
  85. Lander University, Greenwood SC
  86. Lees-McCrae College, Banner Elk NC
  87. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC
  88. Limestone College, Gaffney SC
  89. Lincoln County Public Library, Lincolnton NC
  90. Livingstone College, Salisbury NC
  91. Louisburg College, Louisburg NC
  92. Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC
  93. Mauney Memorial Library, King's Mountain NC
  94. Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine NC
  95. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
  96. Meredith College, Raleigh NC
  97. Methodist College, Fayetteville NC
  98. Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City NC
  99. Midlands Technical College, Columbia SC
  100. Mitchell Community College, Statesville NC
  101. Montreat College, Montreat NC
  102. Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville NC
  103. Morris College, Sumter SC
  104. Mount Olive College, Mount Olive NC
  105. Nash Community College, Rocky Mount NC
  106. New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC
  107. Newberry College, Newberry SC
  108. North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro NC
  109. North Carolina Central University, Durham NC
  110. North Carolina School Science and Math, Durham NC
  111. North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC
  112. North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
  113. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC
  114. North Greenville University, Tigersville SC
  115. Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw SC
  116. Orange County Public Library, Hillsborough NC
  117. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg SC
  118. Pamlico Community College, Grantsboro NC
  119. Peace College, Raleigh NC
  120. Pender County Public Library, Burgaw NC
  121. Pfeiffer University, Charlotte NC
  122. Piedmont Community College, Roxboro NC
  123. Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem NC
  124. Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood SC
  125. Pitt Community College, Greenville NC
  126. Presbyterian College, Clinton SC
  127. Queens University, Charlotte NC
  128. Randolph Community College, Asheboro NC
  129. Richmond Community College, Hamlet NC
  130. Robeson Community College, Lumberton NC
  131. Rockingham Community College, Wentworth NC
  132. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC
  133. Salem College, Winston-Salem NC
  134. Sampson Community College, Clinton NC
  135. Sampson County Public Library, Clinton NC
  136. Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst NC
  137. Shaw University, Raleigh NC
  138. Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC
  139. Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville NC
  140. South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC
  141. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest NC
  142. South Piedmont Community College, Monroe NC
  143. Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines NC
  144. Southwestern Community College, Sylva NC
  145. Southern Wesleyan University, Central SC
  146. Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg SC
  147. Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg SC
  148. St. Andrews University, Laurinburg NC
  149. St. Augustine's University, Raleigh NC
  150. Stanly Community College, Albemarle NC
  151. Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle NC
  152. Surry Community College, Dobson NC
  153. Technical College of the Low Country, Beaufort SC
  154. Transylvania County Library, Brevard NC
  155. Tri-County Community College, Murphy NC
  156. Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton SC
  157. Trident Technical College, Charleston SC
  158. Union County Public Library, Monroe NC
  159. UNC Asheville, Asheville NC
  160. UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  161. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
  162. UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC
  163. UNC Pembroke, Pembroke NC
  164. UNC Wilmington, Wilmington NC
  165. USC Columbia, Columbia SC
  166. USC Aiken, Aiken SC
  167. USC Beaufort, Beaufort SC
  168. USC Lancaster, Lancaster SC
  169. USC Salkehatchie, Salkehatchie SC
  170. USC Sumter, Sumter SC
  171. USC Union, Union SC
  172. USC Upstate, Spartanburg SC
  173. Vance Granville Community College, Henderson NC
  174. Voorhees College, Denmark SC
  175. Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC
  176. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
  177. Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh NC
  178. Warren Wilson College, Asheville NC
  179. Wayne Community College, Goldsboro NC
  180. Wayne County Public Library, Mount Olive NC
  181. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC
  182. Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton NC
  183. Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro NC
  184. Williamsburg Technical College, Kingstree SC
  185. Wilson Community College, Wilson NC
  186. Wingate University, Wingate NC
  187. Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem NC
  188. Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
  189. Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
  190. 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

Confidential Carolina Consortium Information