The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (MSCC) was founded by eight of Maine’s largest libraries, plus the state’s consortium, Maine InfoNet, together they have implemented a shared approach to the management of print collections in the state. MSCC are currently in the process of recruiting new member libraries.

MSCC builds upon the work of the Maine Shared Collections Strategy which was a four-year project, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the partner libraries collaborated to make decisions about the storage, retention, and preservation of print materials (both books and journals), as well as implementing on-demand delivery services in the state-wide catalog. This helped alleviate space concerns while ensuring that users continue to have equal or greater access to the information.