The Library Subcommittee members are the directors of Québec’s university libraries and a representative of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), who is a regular, permanent observer.
Reporting to the Academic Affairs Committee, the Library Subcommittee promotes joint development of the Québec university libraries’ collections and services in order to support the Québec universities’ mission of teaching and research.
The Library Subcommittee administers an interlibrary loan system known as “Colombo”. This system facilitates loans and borrowing of documents between the Québec university libraries and most of the world’s other libraries.
This Subcommittee has also set up a joint purchasing service for various products, especially electronic documents and group licences to access such products.