Non-Member Participants

Libraries that become active participants gain many of the same benefits Alliance members now realize by purchasing electronic resources as a group. We are also interested in working with consortia that are able to participate as a single entity (e.g., one contact person, one source for billing).

The Alliance charges administrative fees, but our intent is to keep such fees minimal. All fees are set on a cost-recovery basis. Individual academic, not for profit libraries located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii are eligible to join the program. Libraries pay the following fees to participate:

  • One-time enrollment fee of $1,000
  • $25 administrative fee per invoice
  • 3% administrative fee is added to the group price negotiated with vendors

Participants in the ER Program will be able to:

  • Subscribe to an email list that provides information on new resources under consideration, product trials and opportunities to be included in quotes for new or renewing resources.
  • Realize the savings provided through a consortial purchase of a resource
  • Receive information about ER purchasing opportunities offered by other consortia when those deals are better than what the Alliance can negotiate.
  • Suggest resources for purchase that your institution might be considering on its own to see if there‚Äôs enough interest to move it forward into a consortial purchase.
  • Have licensing done by the Alliance when possible.

Staff at libraries participating in Electronic Resources Nonmember Program are invited to subscribe to two email listservs.

  • ER-Nonmember is the official lists with offers, trials, communication from Alliance staff.

Please send your name, title, institution, and email address to In the subject line or body of the message, request to be added to the ER-Nonmember and/or ER-News listservs.

List of Non-Member Affiliates of the Orbis Cascade Alliance:

Bellevue College
Bellingham Technical College
Big Bend Community College
Blue Mountain Community College
Boise State University
Bushnell University
Cascadia Community College
Centralia College
Chaminade University
City University of Seattle
Clatsop Community College 
Clover Park Technical College
College of Southern Idaho
Columbia Basin College 
Columbia Gorge Community College
Community Colleges of Spokane
Corban College
Corban University
Everett Community College
Grays Harbor College
Green River College
Hawaii Pacific University 
Heritage University 
Highline Community College
Idaho State University
Klamath Community College
L&C Northwestern School of Law
Lewis-Clark State College
Linn-Benton Community College
Lower Columbia College
Multnomah County Library
Multnomah University
New Hope Christian College
Northern Arizona University Library
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest University
Northwestern School of Law
Olympic College
ONPRC Primate Library
Oregon Coast Community College
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences 
Peninsula College
Pierce College
Renton Technical College
Rogue Community College
Seattle Colleges
Shoreline Community College
Skagit Valley Community College
South Puget Sound Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Spokane Community College
Spokane Falls Community College
Tacoma Community College
Umpqua Community College
University of Arkansas
University of Hawai’i – Manoa
University of Hawai’i – West Oahu 
University of Wyoming
Walla Walla Community College
Washington State University Pullman
Washington State University Tri-Cities
Washington State University Vancouver
Wenatchee Valley College
Western Seminary Library
Whatcom Community College 
Willamette University-Hatfield 
Yakima Valley College

If this program is not right for your library, you might consider these other options: