Boston Library Consortium

Boston Library Consortium empowers a coalition of libraries in the northeastern United States to share knowledge, infrastructure, and resources at scale.

BLC's Core Programs

Professional Development

Professional Development

BLC offers regular webinars and workshops designed to facilitate sharing expertise, highlighting the work of librarians and library staff across the BLC member institutions and experts in the library and information community.

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Resource Sharing

BLC was founded upon a shared commitment to promote cooperation in making resources more readily available. Today, BLC remains committed to facilitating high-quality and cost-effective sharing of print and digital content.

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Resource Management

With the leadership of the Heads of Resource Management Committee, BLC maintains and manages several group subscriptions, consortial agreements, and deposit programs.

Shared Systems and Services

Shared Systems & Services

BLC's Shared Library System provides a common platform that members use to build, manage, and provide access to their collections and provides a foundation for new services and initiatives that both save money and improve access to library services and resources for members.

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Boston Library Consortium

Browse BLC's:

  • Guiding Principles
  • Team
  • Board of Directors
  • Strategic priorities
  • and more
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BLC Members

Discover:

  • A full list of BLC members
  • Links to all member staff directories
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BLC Communities, Committees, and Caucuses

Find information on:

  • The six types of BLC Communities
  • BLC Community and Committee charges
  • Ways to get involved

Member-Exclusive Events

BLC offers regular webinars, workshops, and in-person events designed to facilitate sharing expertise, highlighting the work of librarians and library staff across BLC member institutions and experts in the library and information community. 

BLC E-Book Summit

June 11, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Learn about the landscape of consortial e-book programs and brainstorm about what BLC’s consortial...

BLC Forum 2024: Innovation Through Collaboration

June 12, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM EDT

Join us at the University of New Hampshire on June 12 for the 2024 BLC Forum! 

New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2024

June 26, 2024 - June 28, 2024
12:30 PM - 12:00 PM

The BLC is proud to sponsor the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians. This year’s Science...

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