The current membership now includes 15 full members, all universities, in addition to a number of affiliate members, including colleges and polytechnics. The consortium has a formal constitution and clearly specified vision, mission and goals which are contained in its strategic plan.

The Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) was established in 2001 with an initial membership of six university libraries. It was formed to provide leadership in access to knowledge and to promote information resource sharing and networking in support of ‘human capital development’.

The consortium is keen to expand membership beyond the traditional university and college members to include NGOs, research institutions and government departments. It is working on a recruitment strategy in order to grow over the coming years.