Consortia Participation

Consortium participation in the LibQUAL survey is viewed as a mutually beneficial arrangement through which the consortium obtains valuable service quality information and comparisons across their membership, while ARL benefits from the large number of participants. Consortium arrangements also stress the importance of serving the continuing commitment and participation of consortium members in the LibQUAL project, in order to help it grow and develop.

Consortia receive a number of added benefits that are not provided to individual participants, including:

  • A group report combining results for all consortium members (offered to consortia with five or more institutions participating in a given year).
  • The ability to add five additional questions to the survey as a unified group; data from those questions will be included in the group notebook.
  • The ability to benchmark your results with a group of peer institutions.

 The LibQUAL project has been greatly enhanced and enriched through consortium participation. Consortium participants have included:

  • Alabama Academic (NAAL)
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities - Academic Libraries
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities - Law Libraries
  • California State University System
  • Connecticut State University Library System (CONSULS)
  • Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • CUC Group
  • CUNY Libraries
  • Department of Justice Libraries
  • European Business Schools Librarians Group
  • GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)
  • Georgia Consortium
  • Harrisburg Area Community Colleges
  • Hospital/MLA
  • Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC)
  • Keystone Library Network
  • LibQUAL Belge
  • LibQUAL Canada
  • LibQUAL France
  • LibQUAL Japan
  • Maine URSUS Libraries
  • Massachusetts LSTA
  • MERLN (Military Education & Research Library Network)
  • National Health Service England
  • New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO)
  • North Carolina Community Colleges
  • Norwegian Academic Libraries
  • NY3Rs College and University Libraries
  • NY3Rs Public Libraries
  • Oberlin Libraries Group
  • OhioLINK
  • Research Centers (FFRDC) Libraries
  • SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries (UK))
  • State University Libraries of Florida
  • University of Wisconsin System
  • VALE

For more information on how a consortium can participate in LibQUAL, email Because of the amount of preparation that is required, interested consortia should contact the LibQUAL team as far in advance of registration as possible in order to discuss participation in the upcoming survey.