We provide libraries with centrally-maintained services to save you time and money across the information resources management lifecycle.
Negotiating on your behalf
Jisc and Chest negotiate with publishers and vendors at a national level to license and procure affordable digital content and software for the UK education and research community.
Working with you
Our library services advisory group helps to steer our work and ensures we provide effective library management and bibliographic data services.
Find out more about the group's latest activities, as well as service updates, on our our library services blog.
Purchasing and licensing management
We help you purchase digital content subscriptions and offer clear guidance on different licences.
Licence subscriptions manager
Search, subscribe and manage all your subscriptions to Jisc-negotiated digital content
Purchase and manage discounted academic licences for commercially available software
Expert local licensing support and practical assistance to help you transform your local licensing practice and knowledge
See what's included in your digital subscriptions and how they can be used
Usage statistics gathered and quality-assured on your behalf
Transnational education licensing
A simple, efficient way to license resources to students based abroad
Discovery and delivery
We’re supporting your discovery of digital and print collections and will help ensure the delivery of appropriate copies.
Library hub discover
Search the catalogues of a wide range of academic and specialist libraries to discover print and digital library resources
Library hub cataloguing
Download high quality catalogue records for use in your local library systems
Access millions of open access research papers
A trusted list of titles to which you can subscribe then offer to users
Monitoring, evaluation and review
Helping you understand your long-term access rights as well as understand the value of your digital subscriptions and non-digital collections.
Library hub compare
Manage and compare collections to make more informed decisions about your library holdings
View simple, accurate, comparable usage statistics
Compare and make decisions on e-journal packages
Need bespoke support?
We offer a benchmarked overview of library costs, across a range of library services, to help you make practical evidence-based decisions.
Raphael Hallet, director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence
"Jisc's partnership with the Medical Heritage Library showcases a true 'meeting of minds' between archival ambition and digital expertise."