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Brief Description: 

The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium was established in 1986 to develop resource-sharing among the libraries of private academic institutions throughout California. Since its inception, the SCELC membership has grown to include more than 110 private, not-for-profit academic or research institutions in California, Nevada and Texas and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. As a whole, SCELC represents:

  • 113 member institutions
  • 180+ affiliate institutions
  • Approximately 1,000,000 aggregate student population
  • Over $200,000,000 in library budgets
  • More than 21,430,000 volumes
Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
SCELC Suite 1210 617 S Olive St Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
(310) 728-6791
Staff Contacts: 
Rick Burke, Executive Director, (310) 728-6793, Donna LaFollette, Director of Financial Operations, (310) 728-6792, Jason Price, Director of Licensing Operations, (310) 728-6798,
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Other Types of Members: 
Research Institutes
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