Ohio Private Academic Libraries

Consortial Abbreviation: 
OPAL
Slogan or Motto: 
OPAL strengthens and promotes member libraries through financially responsible collaboration and innovation.
Brief Description: 

Going online in August of 1998, the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) consortium offers more than one million titles and three million individual items to the patrons of 24 Ohio academic libraries. All are also members of OhioLINK, a statewide initiative offering a shared union database and the reciprocal borrowing of over 50 million items amongst 90 libraries in the state.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
Ohio Private Academic Libraries 1500 West Lane Avenue Columbus, OH 43221
Country: 
United States
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
22
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic