NESLI provides a national negotiation and delivery service for electronic journals to UK Higher Education Institutions. This midpoint evaluation found widespread acceptance of the value of a national negotiation service. However, many stakeholders consider that progress has been slow, the process is complex and offers do not always provide value for money. Findings are presented for each stage of the NESLI process from negotiation to journal delivery. The views of stakeholders about the future of the service are also discussed.