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. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at UNCG on May 14 (Schedule and Agenda).

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 Community College, Kinston NC
  88. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC
  89. Limestone College, Gaffney SC
  90. Lincoln County Public Library, Lincolnton NC
  91. Livingstone College, Salisbury NC
  92. Louisburg College, Louisburg NC
  93. Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC
  94. Mauney Memorial Library, King's Mountain NC
  95. Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine NC
  96. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
  97. Meredith College, Raleigh NC
  98. Methodist College, Fayetteville NC
  99. Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City NC
  100. Midlands Technical College, Columbia SC
  101. Mitchell Community College, Statesville NC
  102. Montreat College, Montreat NC
  103. Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville NC
  104. Morris College, Sumter SC
  105. Mount Olive College, Mount Olive NC
  106. Nash Community College, Rocky Mount NC
  107. New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC
  108. Newberry College, Newberry SC
  109. North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro NC
  110. North Carolina Central University, Durham NC
  111. North Carolina School Science and Math, Durham NC
  112. North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC
  113. North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
  114. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC
  115. North Greenville University, Tigersville SC
  116. Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw SC
  117. Orange County Public Library, Hillsborough NC
  118. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg SC
  119. Pamlico Community College, Grantsboro NC
  120. Peace College, Raleigh NC
  121. Pender County Public Library, Burgaw NC
  122. Pfeiffer University, Charlotte NC
  123. Piedmont Community College, Roxboro NC
  124. Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem NC
  125. Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood SC
  126. Pitt Community College, Greenville NC
  127. Presbyterian College, Clinton SC
  128. Queens University, Charlotte NC
  129. Randolph Community College, Asheboro NC
  130. Richmond Community College, Hamlet NC
  131. Robeson Community College, Lumberton NC
  132. Rockingham Community College, Wentworth NC
  133. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC
  134. Salem College, Winston-Salem NC
  135. Sampson Community College, Clinton NC
  136. Sampson County Public Library, Clinton NC
  137. Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst NC
  138. Shaw University, Raleigh NC
  139. Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC
  140. Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville NC
  141. South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC
  142. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest NC
  143. South Piedmont Community College, Monroe NC
  144. Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines NC
  145. Southwestern Community College, Sylva NC
  146. Southern Wesleyan University, Central SC
  147. Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg SC
  148. Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg SC
  149. St. Andrews University, Laurinburg NC
  150. St. Augustine's University, Raleigh NC
  151. Stanly Community College, Albemarle NC
  152. Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle NC
  153. Surry Community College, Dobson NC
  154. Technical College of the Low Country, Beaufort SC
  155. Transylvania County Library, Brevard NC
  156. Tri-County Community College, Murphy NC
  157. Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton SC
  158. Trident Technical College, Charleston SC
  159. Union County Public Library, Monroe NC
  160. UNC Asheville, Asheville NC
  161. UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  162. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
  163. UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC
  164. UNC Pembroke, Pembroke NC
  165. UNC Wilmington, Wilmington NC
  166. USC Columbia, Columbia SC
  167. USC Aiken, Aiken SC
  168. USC Beaufort, Beaufort SC
  169. USC Lancaster, Lancaster SC
  170. USC Salkehatchie, Salkehatchie SC
  171. USC Sumter, Sumter SC
  172. USC Union, Union SC
  173. USC Upstate, Spartanburg SC
  174. Vance Granville Community College, Henderson NC
  175. Voorhees College, Denmark SC
  176. Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC
  177. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC
  178. Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh NC
  179. Warren Wilson College, Asheville NC
  180. Wayne Community College, Goldsboro NC
  181. Wayne County Public Library, Mount Olive NC
  182. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC
  183. Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton NC
  184. Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro NC
  185. Williamsburg Technical College, Kingstree SC
  186. Wilson Community College, Wilson NC
  187. Wingate University, Wingate NC
  188. Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem NC
  189. Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
  190. Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
  191. 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