PALCI Service Offerings:

An Overview

PALCI provides libraries with access to a suite of services and offerings, including:

EZBorrow & PALCI’s Shared Index, powered by ReShare

(Included with PALCI Membership as a Common Service)

An expedited interlibrary loan service that allows students, faculty, and staff at the participating institutions to discover, request, and borrow books and other physical library materials from 50+ college and university member libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.

PALCI RapidILL & RapidR Pod (Optional/Opt-in)

PALCI Members have an active group (pod) using the system to deliver journal articles and book chapters to the requestor’s desktop usually within a few hours. Additionally PALCI offers RapidR, a Rapid service for returnable items.

Electronic Resources & Collective Acquisitions Programs (Optional/Opt-in)

PALCI negotiates contracts for purchase and subscription of electronic content and services. Below is a sample listing of recent electronic resource offerings available for regular renewals through PALCI.

  • Adam Matthew Digital Backlist Collections (2018 and earlier) Purchase
  • Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online Build by Choice (AVON)
  • AAAS Science journals
  • American Mathematical Society’s MathSciNet
  • Annual Reviews Sciences, Biomedical/Life Sciences, Economics Collections
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
  • BioOne
  • Bowker Books In Print
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Gale
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library & Computer Society Digital Library
  • ProQuest EthnicNewsWatch/GenderWatch
  • Reprints Desk
  • Royal Society of Chemistry GOLD
  • Sage Premier
  • Wiley Online Library – complete frontfile subscription and backfile perpetual purchase

EBooks (Optional / Opt-in)

  • ProQuest – PALCI-wide Ebook Central Subscription + Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Historic Archive Perpetual Purchase Bundle
  • EBSCO – eBooks on EBSCO Subscription + Digital Magazine Archive Bundle
  • JSTOR – Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions (backfile only) + Discounts on DDA programs
  • Oxford University Press
  • Sage Knowledge