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