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The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is a professional organization of approximately 200 library consortia from around the world. ICOLC serves consortia staff by providing professional development, information and expertise sharing, and peer benchmarking with like-minded organizations.

Membership in the ICOLC community provides value through fostering trusted personal relationships with trusted colleagues. These relationships offer opportunities for problem-solving, mentoring, and counseling. The organization advances common goals through peer-to-peer networking, development of best practices, and by facilitating deeper collaborative action and advocacy amongst members.


If you are a library consortium and are interested in ICOLC membership, please fill out the ICOLC contact form



More background information is available at:

Feather, Celeste. "The International Coalition of Library Consortia: origins, contributions and path forward." Insights 28, no. 3 (October 2015): , pp.89–93. 

Okerson, Ann, and Kathy Perry. "International Coalition of Library Consortia" Wikipedia. February 27, 2016. 

Okerson, Ann. "Reflections about Consortia-world." Against the Grain 28, no. 1 (February 2016): 78. (subscription required)