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New Connecticut Librarians: Consortia

A place to start for librarians who are new to working in Connecticut

Consortia/Networks

Connecticut has three major public library consortia that each share a catalog and some systems and support, as described below. There are academic library consortia too: the CTW Library Consortium consists of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. ConnSCU consists of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (four state universities, twelve community colleges, and Charter Oak State College). The Connecticut State Universities and the State Library share a catalog called Primo.

Bibliomation

Bibliomation Website

24 Wooster Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: 203.577.4070, Fax:203-577-4077

Bibliomation is Connecticut’s largest library consortium. Sixty public libraries and nineteen schools share an Evergreen system with centralized cataloging and a shared computer network. Bibliomation is Connecticut’s only open source consortium.

Library Connection, Inc.

LCI Website

599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Telephone: 860-298-5322, FAX: 860-298-5328

Library Connection is a non-profit cooperative of 30 public and academic libraries which share an integrated library system (CONNECT) and other technological innovations that improve the delivery of services. Library Connection serves its members by providing an integrated library system, including a shared public access catalog, telecommunications, Internet, e-mail services, and joint ventures in new library technology, such as RFID and downloadable materials.

Libraries Online, Inc.

LION Website

100 Riverview Center, Suite 252, Middletown, CT, 06457
860-347-1704, FAX 860-346-3707

Libraries Online Incorporated (LION) is a self-governing consortium of Connecticut library institutions committed to leveraging technology to share, expand, and promote quality, cost-effective information resources and services.

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