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


June 29, 2022

LPC welcomes a new member: University of Kansas

Please join us in welcoming the University of Kansas as a new member of the Library Publishing Coalition. The voting rep for KU Libraries is Marianne Reed. About the University of Kansas Libraries: The University of Kansas Libraries transform lives by inspiring the discovery and creation of knowledge for the university and our global community. KU Libraries are leaders in … Continue reading LPC welcomes a new member: University of Kansas


June 21, 2022

Kudos to the 2021-2022 LPC Program Committee!

The Kudos program recognizes impactful work done by community members on behalf of the Library Publishing Coalition community. This Kudos recognizes members of the 2021-2022 LPC Program Committee for their excellent planning and work on the 2022 Library Publishing Forum: Congratulations and mega-kudos to the 2022 LPC Program Committee: Sonya Betz (chair), Jason Boczar, Emily … Continue reading Kudos to the 2021-2022 LPC Program Committee!


May 12, 2022

Kudos to the 2021-2022 Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board!

The Kudos program recognizes impactful work done by community members on behalf of the Library Publishing Coalition community.   This Kudos recognizes members of the 2021-2022 Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board for their excellent work on collaboratively writing a whole new Introductory module for the LP Curriculum: For the last 18 months, the editorial board … Continue reading Kudos to the 2021-2022 Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board!


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Our Members

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
  • 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
  • Library of Congress
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Murray State University
  • 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
  • University College London (UCL) Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • 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 Louisville
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • UMass Chan Medical School
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • 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 State 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.