Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)

Established in 1993, Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS), is the first global, no-charge sharing group agreement. A major benefit that MSU has for joining this partnership is to have more options to borrow items at no extra cost. 


The OCLC SHARES group began in the 1970s to support lending and borrowing activities. MSU's membership benefits include lower borrowing costs, on-site access to other SHARES institutions and shared expertise. 


The Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS) is a consortium of Montana Academic Libraries. MSU participates in the resource sharing of physical items, thereby expanding access to a variety of items from academic libraries in Montana.