Membership in HELIN is defined by the current HELIN Agreement and Bylaws.

Member Benefits:

  • Consortium-wide discounts on databases, e-journals, e-books, streaming audio and video, digital repositories
  • Intra-consortium resource access and interlibrary loan process featuring Consortium-wide library privileges plus patron initiated reciprocal borrowing of books, CDs, DVDs, and more
  • Professional development opportunities featuring an annual conference, affinity groups, special project working groups, product trials and training sessions
  • Opportunities for cooperative grant-funded proposals

To become a member of HELIN, an organization must meet the following criteria and agree to the following conditions:

  • Be a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with a library, a collection of materials, a librarian or library staff member, and an acquisitions budget
  • Be willing to promote and support HELIN’s Mission, Vision and Goals
  • Abide by the HELIN Agreement and Bylaws and the terms and conditions of Membership as established by the HELIN Board of Directors
  • Pay the agreed upon implementation fees, appropriate dues, and any other fees assessed for products and services as established by the HELIN Board of Directors
  • (Governing Members only) Maintain a collection of information resources and share these, to the extent legally possible, with HELIN members
  • (Governing Members only) Maintain a provision for online patron-initiated borrowing of available materials and the ability to pick up requested materials at any member location.

If your organization meets these criteria and conditions and would like to join HELIN, please complete the following form. All applications for membership must be approved by the HELIN Board of Directors.

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