The Library and Information Resources Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1996, is a consortium of educational institutions that have joined together to share access to information resources.

LIRN® members enjoy the benefits of group purchasing, a centrally managed authentication gateway, on and off campus access for their students, as well as hosted proxy services, a powerful federated search solution, and our new consortium librarian service.

The LIRN® collection provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from ProQuest, Gale Cengage, EBSCO, eLibrary, Books24x7, and more, covering topics for General Education, Business, and Medical programs.

Read more about LIRN® and our products and services and how we can help you meet your institution's accreditation requirements in our downloadable information files.

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LIRN® has been providing group purchasing of online resources since 1997.

News & Announcements

  • 20 Apr 2015
    Board teleconference We will have a regular board call at 10AM EDT on Thursday April 30th using the service. On a computer, use any browser with Flash and go to: Click the phone icon and select phone or internet and follow connection instructions. On a smartphone or tablet, launch the app ( and enter the meeting code: 726-491-485. By phone: Dial +1.860.970.0010 and enter access code 726-491-485 #.

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