Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Library Consortium

The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities are governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and consist of four state universities, twelve community colleges, and Charter Oak State College. The CSCU Library Consortium consists of the libraries of these 17 institutions along with the Connecticut State Library. The consortium's mission is to empower its member libraries to collaborate in support of success, equity, diversity, social justice, and access to resources that spark creativity and intellectual enrichment.

The consortium is led by the CSCU System’s Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations, and its activities are governed by a council of the consortium's library directors. The libraries maintain separate instances of the Alma library service platform and the Primo discovery platform. These systems are integrated through the Network Zone and a Fulfillment Network.

Principal Consortial Functions
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs