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Sprague Library joins PALCI

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Sprague Library has joined The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation (PALCI), a consortium with a membership of 72 academic and research libraries. Through this membership, Montclair gains access to PALCI’s shared catalog containing more than 46 million items in library collections owned by partnering institutions in addition to substantial electronic content from top publishers. In addition, Montclair will take advantage of PALCI’s well-known EZBorrow resource sharing platform to expedite our interlibrary loan service, as students, faculty, and staff discover, request, and borrow books and other physical library materials from 56 college and university member libraries.

“Gaining access to PALCI’s collective research collection was the best way to meet the needs of a growing R2 public research university,” shared Dean of Library Services Danianne Mizzy. In the coming weeks, Sprague Library’s staff will begin working with PALCI and the consortium’s service providers to plan the technical aspects of the library’s EZBorrow implementation, as well as the training and onboarding of library staff, with a launch date to be determined and announced later this year.

“We are eager to embrace all that PALCI membership offers — from deeply discounted consortial purchasing to professional development and networking opportunities — and to be a supporter and contributor to PALCI’s drive to innovate for the advancement of academic and research library services in our region,” stated Dean Mizzy.

For more information see the PALCI website or contact Kathleen Hughes at