The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. We welcome strategic affiliate relationships with other membership organizations with similar values and interests, and relationships with publishers and service providers who are interested in working with the community of library publishers.

From the LPC Blog


September 1, 2020

Library Publishing Pain Points – Funding

Editor’s note: This is a guest post in our Library Publishing Pain Points series, featuring reflections from our Library Publishing Workflows partners on the challenges they face in implementing, running, and sustaining their library publishing workflows. Operating a non-commercial, scholar-led open access publishing program through our library is intensely rewarding work. On a daily basis … Continue reading Library Publishing Pain Points – Funding


August 18, 2020

Library Publishing Pain Points – Quality Control

Editor’s note: This is a guest post in our Library Publishing Pain Points series, featuring reflections from our Library Publishing Workflows partners on the challenges they face in implementing, running, and sustaining their library publishing workflows. Library publishing programs often operate as a collection of individuals or teams working both independently and together throughout various … Continue reading Library Publishing Pain Points – Quality Control


August 3, 2020

Call for 2021 Entries: Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Database

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG) are partnering to survey the landscape of scholarly publishing in libraries across the globe. LPC is seeking submissions for its 8th annual Library Publishing Directory. IFLA’s LibPub SIG will create a first-of-its-kind online database of … Continue reading Call for 2021 Entries: Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Database


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Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) members comprise a robust network of libraries committed to enhancing, promoting, and exploring this growing field. Our members include academic and research libraries and library consortia that have or are considering library publishing programs.

  • Atla
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont Colleges Library
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dublin Business School
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas State University
  • La Trobe University
  • Library of Congress
  • McGill University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Minitex
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pacific University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • University College London (UCL) Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois
    at Chicago
  • University of Illinois
    at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University
    in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar
  • West Virginia University

Digital Publishing

What is Library Publishing?

The LPC defines library publishing as the set of activities led by academic and research libraries and library consortia to support the creation, dissemination, and curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works.

Generally, library publishing requires a production process, presents original work not previously made available, and applies a level of certification to the content published, whether through peer review or extension of the institutional brand.

Based on core library values, and building on the traditional skills of librarians, it is distinguished from other publishing fields by a preference for Open Access dissemination as well as a willingness to embrace informal and experimental forms of scholarly communication and to challenge the status quo.