Cooperative Agreements

Collins Memorial Library belongs to the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This consortium includes many of the academic libraries in Oregon and Washington, and the University of Idaho. For more information about Alliance members, please see, “About the Alliance”.

The Alliance has established reciprocal borrowing agreements to allow students and faculty to use the collections of the member libraries, resulting in patron access to a much bigger collection than any library has individually. Additionally, we have implemented collective licensing agreements for databases and electronic resources, giving the Library greater influence in negotiating for lower prices and more favorable terms with database vendors.

The Alliance participates in projects such as demand driven acquisitions, patron driven acquisitions, shared Ebook subscriptions, development of archival collections, and a shared discovery system.