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GENERAL WiLS MEMBERSHIP

In order to encourage cooperation and communication among libraries and their partners, WiLS membership is free!

WiLS members include:

  • Libraries of all types
  • Educational or cultural organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Other non-profit agencies

Benefits of WiLS membership include:

  • Being part of a community of over 500 libraries!
  • Discounts on educational events
  • Opportunities to participate in pilot projects and services (and to shape those projects and services through workgroups and committees)
  • Information exchange through newsletters and other channels

Complete the WiLS General Member Agreement to join or renew!

COOPERATIVE PURCHASING MEMBERSHIP

One of our flagship programs is our cooperative purchasing program, which offers significant discounts on electronic resources and other useful products for libraries.

We provide complete lifecycle management for online resources:  we set up trials, negotiate pricing and license terms, work with the vendor to get your order placed and access established, and invoice you. In addition, we handle all renewals and send you concise information about all of your resources, subscription dates, and pricing.  Best of all you receive one invoice for all of your electronic resources!

We can also provide, at a small additional fee, training videos for using your electronic resources for either users or staff.

We also provide “order direct” discounts, which are discounts that you get any time you order directly from a vendor, simply by being a WiLS cooperative purchasing member!

See our WiLS Vendor Partners for a complete list of the vendors we work with today (and it’s always growing) .

For 2016/17 and 2017/18,  the cooperative purchasing membership fee is $199/institution.

Complete the WiLS General Member Agreement to join or renew!