Membership Benefits

CARLI serves over 94% of Illinois higher education students, faculty and staff at 134 member institutions. Among the many benefits of CARLI membership are the I-Share integrated library system that serves 86 institutions; E-resources brokering, with over 500 databases available for discounted subscription in 2016; and the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS), offering 24-hour delivery among 141 CARLI libraries and the state regional library systems.

Fiscal Year 2017 Visual Summary of CARLI's Annual Value to Governing Member Libraries

Benefits by Membership Level

Governance and Continuing Education Governing Members Affiliate Members 
CARLI Board of Directors Eligible to participate Not eligible
CARLI Committees Eligible to participate Not eligible
CARLI email discussion lists Eligible to participate Eligible to participate
CARLI workshops, training events, and forums Eligible to participate Eligible to participate
Programs and Services    
I-Share Integrated Library System (Voyager)   Eligible to participate
​Board approval required
Not eligible
Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS) Eligible to participate Not eligible
CONTENTdm Digital Collections Eligible to participate Not eligible
SFX Link Resolver Eligible to participate Not eligible
E-Resources Database Brokering Eligible to participate Not eligible 
Information Resources/Content    
EBSCO: Academic Search Complete Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO: Business Source Elite Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO: Consumer Health Complete Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO ERIC Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Health Source: Consumer Edition Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO MAS Ultra: School Edition Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO MasterFILE Premier Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Military and Government Collection Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Newspaper Source Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Primary Source Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Professional Development Collection Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
EBSCO Regional Business News Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Mary Ann Liebert Journals (2005-2010 content only) Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Harper's Weekly, 1857-1912 Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Saskia Digital Fine Art Images Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Springer Medicine eBook Collection
2005-2010
Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Alexander Street Press:
Women and Social Movements, Scholar's Edition
Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Alexander Street Press:
Black Thought and Culture
Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Cambridge University Press:
Historical Statistics of the United States
Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Sage E-Journal 2007 Deep Backfile Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible
Sage e-Reference Collection Fully funded by CARLI Not eligible