University libraries in many regions are working together to manage their print collections collectively. Although electronic books and serials play a major role in contemporary library, the need to retain and preserve our physical collections has not diminished. COPPUL libraries are working together to ensure that an optimal number of print copies are retained in our collections. Libraries no longer need to retain their entire physical collection - they can rely on the distributed collection within the SPAN program to meet their students’ and researchers’ needs.