To help libraries maximize their budgets, ACL created the Christian Library Consortium (CLC) to provide group discounts and resource sharing for Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries.

Join or Renew CLC membership

Institutional membership in the CLC provides…

Ability to stretch your library budget with significant cost savings on popular library services and products

An annual opportunity to highlight your library & scholarship at your institution with the ACL Research Award

Library resource sharing through OCLC’s Christian Library Network

An annual subscription for your library to ACL’s journal, The Christian Librarian

The ability to send one non-ACL member from your library to the ACL Annual Conference at the member rate ($90 savings)

Who can join the Christian Library Consortium (CLC)?

Any Christian academic institution of higher education who has at least one full individual ACL member.

Membership Period

Institutional membership in CLC runs July 1 through June 30. There is no grace period with CLC memberships. CLC applications and payments must be completed before taking advantage of current CLC offers.

Full Individual ACL Member Requirement

A full ACL individual member is an academic librarian or a one who is enrolled in library school but also serves in a librarian role at an academic library. ACL’s definition of full membership is based on the librarian role or function within an academic institution, rather than specific educational qualifications or degrees.

CLC Institutional Member List

Nearly 200 libraries are represented in the CLC intuitional membership. See what institutions take part in our cost-saving consortium.

CLC Annual Membership Dues

Student FTE Dues
<500 $50
500-1,500 $100
1,501-2,500 $150
2,501-4,000 $200
>4000 $250

Read how libraries have benefited from their CLC Membership:

CLC Team Members

Beth Purtee
CLC Team Coordinator
Trevecca Nazarene University

Pam Greenlee
Olivet Nazarene University

Scott Lloyd
Mount St. Joseph University

Rebekah Leidenfrost
New Saint Andrews College

CLC Membership FAQ

The home office staff is happy to help! Please email to get your access code.
If your library has had a previous CLC membership even many years ago, you institution will be in the Organization dropdown menu on the CLC renewal application.
A membership in the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) is for a an individual member regardless of if they are currently employed or not. A membership in the Christian Library Consortium (CLC) is for a Christian institution of higher education that has a current ACL member on staff.
Please fill out this google form with any employment or contact information changes. Your individual ACL membership stays with YOU with any employment changes. A full ACL individual member must join before the next renewal season for your library to qualify for CLC membership renewal.
You can learn more about CLN here. If you did not opt in during the CLC membership renewal process, please email to participate.