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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 100 libraries and more than a million items. Participating libraries share more than 4,500 physical materials and ebooks each month.

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Sending and receiving right from your back door

CLiC’s key service that delivers physical materials between member libraries throughout the state, as well as providing connections to resource sharing in other states. Learn More!

Growing Library Staff

CLiC is dedicated to providing affordable continuing education opportunities in-person and online for library staff.   
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On the ground for libraries across Colorado

CLiC is meeting libraries at their point of need with three regionally-based consultants. Consultants work with libraries to support them with operations, governance, community engagement and more.   
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Saving money? Yes please!

CLiC enables libraries to have access to electronic resources, databases, supplies and more through discounts negotiated by CLiC.   
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Pushing the envelope

Staff members constantly scan the horizon for new opportunities beyond our core services. We'll even experiment, try out new products and services to see if they meet libraries' needs. Learn More!

Why CLiC?

Whether your library is large, small, or somewhere in the middle, CLiC makes things happen. We are your colleagues and part of the Colorado library community.   
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Growing Library Staff

Spring Workshops in Grand Junction, Ft. Morgan and Pueblo are the must-attend event each spring. Rich content delivered by experts inspires attendees to be creative and innovative in their libraries. Staffers return from workshops invigorated and eager to improve the library experience in their communities.

With its ear to the ground CLiC also develops custom content to meet the special needs of library staff. From leadership topics to emerging tech, CLiC is responsive to the learning needs of the library community.

Send and receive materials right from your back door

Few services are as ubiquitous or as cost effective as the Courier, the physical delivery side of interlibrary loan.

Colorado libraries lend or borrow millions of items from one another: books, CDs, DVDs and more! At an average of $.23 per item (2016), participating libraries pay to transport material throughout Colorado, receiving courier service three, four or five days a week.

Each year more than 2.6 million items move through the statewide courier. That’s enough materials to stack 30 items high on every seat at Sports Authority Field.

Powering Small Libraries

Joining the AspenCat union catalog transforms a library’s collection. Equivalent to the second largest public library in Colorado with more than 1.4 million items, AspenCat demonstrates that small libraries together form a “big gorilla.” Unified, small libraries can exponentially increase access to material for their patrons, literally exploding the size of their collections.

Gale Database Packages

You asked, and we delivered. CLiC is excited to announce its new partnership with Gale/Cengage! In our continuing drive to bring great products to libraries at phenomenal discounts, we’ve assembled packages of Gale databases geared for schools, public libraries, community colleges and four-year academic institutions.

How do you order? Talk to us about your options then we will send you an individualized quote. With our new ordering system we will send you an email where you can easily review exactly what you want and even pay immediately by credit card should you so choose.

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Growing a new web site

Our old web site. It served us well.

We’ve been hard at work for many months, establishing CLiC’s new web site!

The #1 goal: make it easier for YOU to reach us. As easy as picking up the phone. As easy as hollerin’ out your back door, across the alley, “Can I borrow a cup of sugar?”

“Whatcha baking?” we ask, because we love cookies and cakes and pies, too.

So contact us! We’re ready with our mixing bowls.

About Our NEW Web Site

In a phrase: “They’re our kind of people.” By that, we mean the folks at Ramblin Jackson, the Boulder-based digital market + video production agency that took seriously our crazy ideas for this web site and actually brought those to life. On the surface, you might think it’s no big deal because the user interface is so easy to navigate and the design is cohesive… but the reality is that under the hood of this seemingly-simple site there exist structural complexities and utility beyond compare. This is a web site built around the concept that CLiC staff should be easy to reach and interact with AND should be reflective of our mission + core values. Ramblin Jackson surpassed our expectations. If you’re looking at revitalizing YOUR web presence, go talk with them, now!