Subscriptions/Access: Academic Libraries/Consortia

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The easiest and most affordable way for academic institutions to obtain access to the Digital Library is by participating in one of the many academic library consortia that ACM works with worldwide. Significant volume discounts are available to participating libraries and ACM actively works with these consortia (directly and via subscription agents) in virtually every region throughout the world.

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ACM partners with established academic library consortia to provide DL access to approximately 3,000 academic libraries in over 180 countries around the world. The following is a list of consortia ACM currently partners with. If you are interested in learning more about how you can access the ACM DL via one of these library consortia, please follow the links provided below or reach out to the appropriate consortium administrator.

Consortium Countries
African Open Consortium Namibia
AMICAL Consortium Beirut, Nigeria, Lebanon
ANKOS Consortium Turkey
Amigos Library Services, Inc USA
Arabian Advance Systems Saudi Arabia
B-On Consortium of Portugal (FCCN) Portugal
C3 - Czech CompSci Consortium Czech Republic
CAPES Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior Brazil
California Digital Library USA
California State University USA
Caul/ Australia Australia, New Zealand
Chile Consrtium Chile
CINECA Consortium Italy
Colombia Consortium Colombia
Consortia Canada Canada
Consortium Luxembourg Luxembourg
Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana Ghana
Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois USA
Consortium of the Swiss Academic Libraries Switzerland
Costa Rica Consortium Costa Rica
CONRICyT (Mexican National Consortium) Mexico
Couperin/CNRS/INRIA France
CRISTin Norway
CVTI - Slovakia Consortium Slovakia
Cyprus Academic Library Consortium (CALC) Cyprus
DEANET Srl Italy
Daneshyar Network United Arab Emirates
Danish Consortium Denmark
DRAA (China) Consortium China
EBSCO Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
EBSCO Latin America Mexico, Colombia, Chile
EBSCO North America USA
EBSCO Ireland Ireland
EBSCO Latvia Latvia
EBSCO Poland Poland
Ecuador Consortium Ecuador
Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FOKAL) USA
Finland Consortium Finland
GDC Difusion Cientifica SA DE CV Mexico
Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) USA
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Pakistan
HeBIS Germany
Hellenic Academic Libraries Link Greece
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Hungary Consortium (EISZ) Hungary
INDEST (India) Consortium India
IReL Consortium Ireland
ITESM Campus Monterrey Mexico
KERIS Republic of Korea
Kooperation E-Medien Österreich Austria
Kungl. Biblioteket /National Library of Sweden Sweden
Latin American Consortium Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica
Lithuanian Research Academic Library Consortium Lithuania
LOBBI Netherlands Consortium Netherlands
LYRASIS Consortium USA
MALMAD - Israel Center for Digital Information Services Israel
Malaysia Consortium Malaysia
Maryland Digital Library USA
Mexico Consortium Mexico
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) USA
Middle East Consortium United Arab Emirates
Midwest Collaborative for Library (MCLS) USA
MINCyT (Argentina) Consortium Argentina
Minitex USA
NEICON Russian Federation
NERL Consortium USA
Norwegian Consortium of Academic Libraries Norway
PALCI - Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. USA
Peru Consortium Peru
Robert W. Woodruff Library Consortium USA
Russian Open Consortium Russian Federation
SANLic South Africa
SENAC (Brazil) Brazil
Singapore Consortium Singapore
Spain Consortium Spain
Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) USA
Taiwan Consortium - A.S. Taiwan
CHE Consortium Thailand
UGC Digital Library Consortium Bangladesh
UK Higher Education Institutions (UK HEI) United Kingdom
University of Puerto Rico Libraries USA
University of the West Indies Consortium Trin and Tobgo
VIP Consortium Philippines
Westchester Academic Library Directors Association (WALDO) USA
Wisconsin Library Services WiLS USA

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