Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Consortial Abbreviation: 
CARLI
Brief Description: 

CARLI serves over 97% of Illinois higher education students, faculty and staff at 154 member institutions, which include Illinois public universities, private colleges and universities, community colleges, and research libraries, such as the Newberry Library and the Field Museum of Natural History. Among the benefits of CARLI membership are the I-Share integrated catalog and resource sharing system that serves 76 institutions; the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS), offering 24-hour delivery among 153 libraries and library systems; and E-resources brokering, with over 2600 discounted subscriptions to electronic journals and other resources at 123 participating Illinois libraries in 2011.   Electronic resources available to CARLI members also include EBSCOhost, an online collection of over 10,000 electronic full-text journals available to the students and faculty at all member institutions; CARLI Digital Collections, which hosts digital collections containing over 150,000 digital objects created by CARLI libraries; and over 1.3 million pages digitized through a partnership with the Internet Archive/Open Content Alliance. 

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
CARLI 100 Trade Centre Drive Suite 303 Champaign, IL 61820
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
011-217-244-7593
Fax: 
011-217-244-7596
Staff Contacts: 
Susan Singleton Asst. Vice President/Executive Director 217-244-5167 ssingle@uillinois.edu Cindy Clennon Directore of Electronic Resources 217-333-4895 clennon@uillinois.edu Connie Walsh, Chief Financial Officer 217-333-4802 cdwalsh@uillinois.edu
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
123
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
21
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Other Types of Members: 
Research
Number of Staff: 
27.00