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