Califa Group

Consortial Abbreviation: 
CALIFA
Slogan or Motto: 
The Power of California Libraries
Brief Description: 

Califa is a not-for-profit membership cooperative serving libraries and information organizations in California. Established in 2004 with LSTA funding from the California State Library, Califa collaborates with members and provides leadership for cooperative negotiations to help ensure that members receive quality information resources. With over 220 members, including most of the public libraries in California, Califa is the largest library network in the state.

Califa also develops and supports library-developed eContent resources, launching the first library-developed eBook platform, enki Library, in 2013.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Mailing Address: 
2471 Flores St. San Mateo, CA 94403
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
650.349.5538
Fax: 
650.349.5089
Staff Contacts: 
Susan Hildreth, Executive Director. hildreth@plsinfo.org Paula MacKinnon, Assistant Director, pmackinnon@califa.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
220
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special
School