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Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library  Purpose

Working together, COPPUL members leverage our collective expertise,  resources, and influence, increasing capacity and infrastructure, to enhance learning, teaching, student experiences, and research at our institutions.


The consortium comprises 22 university libraries located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, plus 18 affiliate members that particpate in e-resource licensing only.

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounted pricing and favourable terms on licensed resources
  • Networking and information sharing for directors and staff of member libraries
  • Shared expertise to advance collaborative projects in areas such as digital preservation and shared print archiving
  • Workshops and continuing education sessions for staff at member libraries
  • Connecting and coordinating with regional consortia in other parts of Canada
  • Opportunity to participate in working groups/commmittees in areas such as collection development, data, digital preservation, scholarly communication and Indigenous knowledge.

Our actions are guided by our Strategic Directions 2019-21.

CARL creates annual statistical reports on behalf of COPPUL members. Please contact the COPPUL office if you require the password.

More information about the history of COPPUL is also available.