About CCLS

Carolina Cooperative Library Services (CCLS) is a new cooperative purchasing service available to all libraries and K-12 schools in North Carolina and South Carolina.

CCLS will save libraries time by centralizing the negotiation, licensing, ordering, renewal and invoicing elements of e-resource and software procurement. CCLS will save libraries money by negotiating exclusive bulk discounts on relevant e-resources and software.

Libraries can participate in CCLS without making any long-term commitments and there is no fee for libraries to use the service. Regardless of how many deals a library joins, they will receive one invoice, eliminating duplicative administrative work. In addition, CCLS will provide libraries access to an online platform where they can review deals on offer, comparison shop, and make purchases.

Since its inception in 1997, NC LIVE has purchased foundational e-resources and software on behalf of libraries, saving them millions of dollars a year and providing library patrons with a common collection of high-quality content. With CCLS, NC LIVE will apply that expertise to license popular supplemental resources at a discount to help libraries stretch their budgets to better serve their communities.


NC LIVE, North Carolina’s state library consortium, offers electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. All North Carolinians have access to NC LIVE's ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries and through www.nclive.org.