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About Us


The International Environment Library Consortium was founded to provide access to an array of resources in environment, ecology, wildlife, natural resources, business, and economics subjects and to make these resources from major publishers affordable at the not-for-profit scale.

Founding Members


  • World Wildlife Fund

  • World Resources Institute

  • Wildlife Conservation Society

  • The Nature Conservancy


The first consortium designed for non-academic institutions, the IELC was founded in 2009 as a cooperative licensing partnership, and will undertake new development projects over time for products and services that would benefit members.


Administration and Organization

The IELC is administered by the World Resources Institute. 

Mary M. Maguire,  Director Library Services

WRI Library

(202) 729-7602

contact us

The IELC is not yet an independent 501(c)3 organization.  We operate through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the membership.

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