Library support

We provide libraries with centrally-maintained services to save you time and money across the information resources management lifecycle. Find out how our services support e-resources management.

Negotiating on your behalf

Jisc Collections negotiates with publishers at a national level to procure and license affordable digital content for the UK education and research community. 

Working with you

Our library services advisory group helps to steer our work and ensures we provide effective library management and bibliographic data services.

Find out how we're transforming our library support services and about the group's latest activities on our project blog.

Transforming services

We're constantly developing and improving our library services – including the development of a national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK) that will help libraries collaboratively manage their collections.

Our products and services

Purchasing and licensing management

We help you purchase digital content subscriptions and offer clear guidance on different licences.


Supporting purchasing and licence management


Jisc Collections
Subscribe, renew and implement your access to digital resources

Knowledge Base+
See what's included in your digital subscriptions and how they can be used

Usage statistics gathered and quality-assured on your behalf


TNE licensing pilot
Improving the parity of access to library resources for offshore learners

Discovery and delivery

We’re supporting your discovery of digital and print collections and will help ensure the delivery of appropriate copies.


Supporting discovery and delivery


Archives Hub
Search for archives held at over 300 UK institutions, and find out how to become a contributor

Search the catalogues of around 100 major UK and Irish libraries in a single interface

Access millions of open access research papers

Knowledge Base+
A trusted list of titles to which you can subscribe then offer to users

National bibliographic knowledgebase Beta
Improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers

OpenURL Router
A central registry of institutional resolvers

Help with finding journals across the UK

Search over 52 million journal and conference papers and set up alerts on British Library data

Tracking ongoing access

We provide libraries with information needed to understand their long term access rights and routes to digital content.


How to track ongoing access


Knowledge Base+
View detailed records of e-resource entitlements during and after subscription

Keepers Registry
See which e-journals are being archived and by whom

Evaluation and review

Helping you understand the value of your digital subscriptions and non-digital collections to inform collection management decisions.


Supporting the evaluation and review of collections


Copac Collection Management Tools
Compare local and national print collections to inform decisions and identify priorities

Knowledge Base+
Compare and make decisions on e-journal packages

View simple, accurate, comparable usage statistics

We offer a benchmarked overview of library costs, across a range of library services, to help you make practical evidence-based decisions.

Explore our consultancy service

Member stories

Raphael Hallett
Director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

"Jisc's partnership with the Medical Heritage Library showcases a true 'meeting of minds' between archival ambition and digital expertise."

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