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.
Institutional membership in the CLC provides…
An annual subscription for your library to ACL’s journal, The Christian Librarian
Who can join the Christian Library Consortium (CLC)?
Any Christian academic institution of higher education who has at least one full individual ACL member.
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.
Nearly 200 libraries are represented in the CLC intuitional membership. See what institutions take part in our cost-saving consortium.
CLC Annual Membership Dues
Read how libraries have benefited from their CLC Membership:
We joined CLC primarily for the group discount on Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN). It is an important resource for storing and distributing digital editions of our capstone projects for our D.Min graduates. It allows students to see projects from other institutions and allows our graduates' work to be read and used by others in the field.
Jonathan McCormick, Director of Library Services
Point Loma Nazarene University
CLC discounts help us address the challenges of wisely stewarding our limited resources. We save several thousand dollars a year on our OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) subscription.
Denise Nelson, Library Director
Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary
We receive an annual discount on the Christian Periodical Index, which pays for the cost of CLC membership. We take advantage of the EBSCO eBook offer almost every fall to build our eBook collection at a discount. This is helping us build a substantial eBook collection for our newly developed online programs and our collection has quadrupled over the past three years. We utilize the Brodart discount for buying our supplies and save money on items we would purchase anyway. We have recently added the Bloomsbury subscription for the Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries to help deepen the electronic content in our online MDiv program.
Jon Jones, Director of Library Services
We joined this consortium because it gives us discounts on important resources and allows us to acquire resources that we might not otherwise be able to get.
Jeff Lash, Library Director