The CTW Consortium
‘CTW’ is short for the CTW Library Consortium, consisting of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. The consortium was established in 1987 so the three libraries could share an online library catalog. We also began sharing our collections via a delivery service that ran between the three libraries with the library at University of Connecticut at Storrs thrown in for good measure. The delivery service has worked well over the years and is often faster than requesting books through interlibrary loan.
CTW has since expanded its collaborative efforts into collaborative collection development and collection management, and shared ebook purchasing.
For our patrons, borrowing privileges are extended to the user communities of the three institutions. Wesleyan students may borrow items from the other institutions either in person at the lending library with a valid student ID, or they may use the online catalog to place their requests.