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Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

The MHEC is a purchasing consortium open to all New England public and private institutions of higher education, municipalities, schools, and educational organizations. MHEC uses its large member base and procurement expertise to negotiate cost-savings for its members.  –MHEC’s Library Quick Reference brochure


Check out the video overview of the new I-Buy site from MHEC. 


  1. Check to see if your town/public library or your school district/school library is a member. If someone else from your organization already submitted an application for membership, skip to step 4. (Time needed: Maybe 1 minute.)

  2. Public Librarians: If your public library (or city/town) is not already a member, submit an application for membership. (Time needed: Maybe 2 minutes.)

    1. Note that some libraries operate as a municipal department. If your library is a municipal department, the library is already a member if the town is a member of MHEC. If the town is not a member, the library can enroll independently. The municipality can join at a later date, if desired.

    2. School Librarians: If your school is not a member, check to see if the school district is a member. If not, consider contacting the district’s business office and encourage them to submit an application for membership. If they are not interested in doing so, then fill out an application for your own library. They can join at a later date, if desired.

  3. You will receive a welcome email when your application is reviewed and accepted by MHEC. 


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.