Shared Systems & Services

BLC has managed successful shared services for decades, including group purchasing agreements for licensing and acquisitions, large-scale equipment orders, and various library technology and services.

As a laboratory for potential collaborations, BLC enables access to higher-quality services at similar or lower costs that may otherwise be out of reach or infeasible for a single institution alone.

Network Zone 1

BLC Shared Library System

BLC’s Shared Library System leverages the Ex Libris Alma Network Zone to facilitate a wide range of collaborative activities among the participating libraries. The Shared Library System will go live with its initial cohort of libraries in summer 2024.

Questions about BLC Shared Systems & Services?

Want to learn more about BLC Shared Systems & Services and/or join BLC's Network Zone? Reach out to us here!

Shared Systems & Services Resources

Wondering if the Network Zone is right for your institution? Browse our FAQs and learn how your library might benefit from joining BLC's Shared Library System.