Consortiall is the central JULAC committee for the purchase of scholarly products that assist our university communities in their work, including the purchase of library collections in any medium or language. First established in May 1999 as a task force.

Consortiall Committee is charged with

  1. leveraging member libraries’ collective purchasing power to obtain savings when purchasing library and information content and services;
  2. sharing information about the management and budgeting for electronic resources;
  3. negotiating with major international book vendors for English language print monographs for Hong Kong Monograph Acquisitions Consortium (HKMAC).

Contact List

Consortiall Affiliated Members

Other academic, public and institutional libraries are welcome to join Consortiall as Affiliated Members.

  • Guidelines for Affiliated Membership
    • If your institution is interested in joining Consortiall as an affiliated member, please send an email to JULAC Manager including the name of your institution, contact information and a short description of the reason for joining.

JULAC Statement on the Current Financial Crisis and its Effects on JULAC Libraries Budgets

Guidelines for license negotiation

Consortiall has compiled a set of general guidelines for license negotiation with the aim of providing terms of reference for use by JULAC member libraries during the negotiation processes.

JULAC Major Purchase Programs


Established in 2005 the Hong Kong Monograph Acquisitions Consortium (HKMAC) enables the eight libraries to use their collective purchasing power to purchase English language print and electronic monographs at a very significant discount.


Through the UGC funding for the Electronic Resources Academic Library Link (ERALL), the JULAC libraries have purchased over 16,000 English language e-books with perpetual access for multiple simultaneous users. The purchased e-books cover a wide range of subjects to support the UGC funded programmes. As part of the Electronic Resources Academic Library Link (ERALL) project, an international conference “Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities“, was held in June 2008 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The conference aimed to promote the exchange of experiences and best practices in strategic collection development, acquisitions, promotion and use of e-books. Conference presentations can be found at