Library Partners

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

"The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois empowers Illinois academic and research libraries to create and sustain a rich, supportive, and diverse knowledge environment that furthers excellence in teaching, learning, research, and innovation in order to serve students, faculty, and researchers. As a collective, CARLI adds value to member libraries of all types, sizes, and missions by sharing costs, collections, expertise, programs, products, and services."

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

"The mission of Atla is to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship."

Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)

"The Association of Chicago Theological Schools is a collaborative effort by twelve theological schools in the Chicago metropolitan area whose aim is to enhance the educational activities at each of the schools through the sharing of resources and cooperative planning. Each of the ACTS schools shares a common purpose of preparing men and women for ministry. Recognizing that by cooperating together the ACTS schools can provide more than the sum of their individual efforts, the ACTS schools are committed to seeking ways in which their cooperation benefits schools individually and collectively." (

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

"RAILS is a regional library system, a government agency that provides services to libraries in the northern and west-central areas of the state of Illinois. We serve approximately 1300 private, public, school, and university library members, which have a total of more than 4200 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area."

Archive Partners

CARLI Digital Collections

"CARLI Digital Collections is a repository for digital content created by member libraries, or purchased by CARLI for use by its members. CARLI Digital collections provides access to myriad special collections, containing over 2.4 TB of data including images, printed and manuscript materials, sound recordings, and the Saskia Art Images and Sanborn Maps of Illinois collections.

By combining digital collections from many CARLI member institutions into a seamless environment, faculty, staff, students, and the public are able to search across institutions and collections, integrating previously disparate and possibly remote special collections.

Digital Public Library of America

"The Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge. We do this by collaborating with partners to accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to make information more accessible.

We work with a national network of partners to:

Make millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience.
Provide a library-controlled marketplace and platform for libraries to purchase, organize, and deliver ebooks and other e-content to their patrons.
Convene library leaders and practitioners to explore and advance technologies that serve, inform, and empower their communities." (

ATLA Digital Library

"The Atla Digital Library brings together in a singular, searchable platform digitized collections from libraries, religious institutions, and other organizations worldwide who collect and preserve texts, records, maps, photographs, recordings, and other materials. The items found in the Atla Digital Library are of importance to those with an interest in researching, studying, teaching, and otherwise searching for historical and archival content in religion and theology." (

JSTOR Community Collections

"JSTOR’s continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives." (

Illinois Digital Archives (IDA)

"The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was created in 2000, as a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois." (