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 10, 2016 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. 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. Denmark Technical College, Denmark SC
  51. Duke University, Durham NC
  52. Durham County Public Library, Durham NC
  53. Durham Technical Community College, Durham NC
  54. East Carolina University, Greenville NC
  55. Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro NC
  56. Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City NC
  57. Elon University, Elon NC
  58. Erskine College, Due West SC
  59. Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC
  60. Fayetteville Technical Community College, FayettevilleNC
  61. Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence SC
  62. Forsyth Public Library, Winston-Salem NC
  63. Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem NC
  64. Francis Marion University, Florence SC
  65. Furman University, Greenville SC
  66. Gaston College, Dallas NC
  67. Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs NC
  68. Greensboro College, Greensboro NC
  69. Greenville Techncial College, Greenville SC
  70. Guilford College, Greensboro NC
  71. Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown NC
  72. Halifax Community College, Weldon NC
  73. Haywood Community College, Clyde NC
  74. Henderson County Public Library, Hendersonville NC
  75. High Point University, High Point NC
  76. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway SC
  77. Iredell County Public Library, Statesville NC
  78. Isothermal Community College, Spindale NC
  79. James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville NC
  80. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte NC
  81. Johnston Community College, Smithfield NC
  82. Lander University, Greenwood SC
  83. Lees-McCrae College, Banner Elk NC
  84. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC
  85. Limestone College, Gaffney SC
  86. Livingstone College, Salisbury NC
  87. Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC
  88. Mauney Memorial Library, King's Mountain NC
  89. Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine NC
  90. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
  91. Meredith College, Raleigh NC
  92. Methodist College, Fayetteville NC
  93. Midlands Technical College, Columbia SC
  94. Mitchell Community College, Statesville NC
  95. Montreat College, Montreat NC
  96. Morris College, Sumter SC
  97. Mount Olive College, Mount Olive NC
  98. Nash Community College, Rocky Mount NC
  99. New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC
  100. Newberry College, Newberry SC
  101. North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro NC
  102. North Carolina Central University, Durham NC
  103. North Carolina School Science and Math, Durham NC
  104. North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC
  105. North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
  106. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC
  107. North Greenville University, Tigersville SC
  108. Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw SC
  109. Orange County Public Library, Hillsborough NC
  110. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg SC
  111. Pamlico Community College, Grantsboro NC
  112. Peace College, Raleigh NC
  113. Pender County Public Library, Burgaw NC
  114. Pfeiffer University, Charlotte NC
  115. Piedmont Community College, Roxboro NC
  116. Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem NC
  117. Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood SC
  118. Pitt Community College, Greenville NC
  119. Presbyterian College, Clinton SC
  120. Queens University, Charlotte NC
  121. Randolph Community College, Asheboro NC
  122. Richmond Community College, Hamlet NC
  123. Robeson Community College, Lumberton NC
  124. Rockingham Community College, Wentworth NC
  125. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC
  126. Salem College, Winston-Salem NC
  127. Sampson Community College, Clinton NC
  128. Sampson County Public Library, Clinton NC
  129. Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst NC
  130. Shaw University, Raleigh NC
  131. Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville NC
  132. South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC
  133. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest NC
  134. South Piedmont Community College, Monroe NC
  135. Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines NC
  136. Southwestern Community College, Sylva NC
  137. Southern Wesleyan University, Central SC
  138. Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg SC
  139. Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg SC
  140. St. Andrews University, Laurinburg NC
  141. St. Augustine's University, Raleigh NC
  142. Stanly Community College, Albemarle NC
  143. Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle NC
  144. Surry Community College, Dobson NC
  145. Technical College of the Low Country, Beaufort SC
  146. Transylvania County Library, Brevard NC
  147. Tri-County Community College, Murphy NC
  148. Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton SC
  149. Trident Technical College, Charleston SC
  150. Union County Public Library, Monroe NC
  151. UNC Asheville, Asheville NC
  152. UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  153. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
  154. UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC
  155. UNC Pembroke, Pembroke NC
  156. UNC Wilmington, Wilmington NC
  157. USC Columbia, Columbia SC
  158. USC Aiken, Aiken SC
  159. USC Beaufort, Beaufort SC
  160. USC Lancaster, Lancaster SC
  161. USC Salkehatchie, Salkehatchie SC
  162. USC Sumter, Sumter SC
  163. USC Union, Union SC
  164. USC Upstate, Spartanburg SC
  165. Vance Granville Community College, Henderson NC
  166. Voorhees College, Denmark SC
  167. Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC
  168. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
  169. Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh NC
  170. Warren Wilson College, Asheville NC
  171. Wayne Community College, Goldsboro NC
  172. Wayne County Public Library, Mount Olive NC
  173. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC
  174. Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton NC
  175. Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro NC
  176. Williamsburg Technical College, Kingstree SC
  177. Wilson Community College, Wilson NC
  178. Wingate University, Wingate NC
  179. Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem NC
  180. Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
  181. Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
  182. 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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