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

  • 23 Aug 2016
    Check-out RDS & MLA on the 2016-17 LIRN Trial! Explore these resources for business and literature research as well as resources to support other topics on our trial: Latest LIRN Newsletter
  • 22 Aug 2016
    Check-out APA Psyc databases and Style CENTRAL on the 2016-17 LIRN Trial! Explore resources like PsychARTICLES, PsycINFO, PsycBOOKS, Style CENTRAL, and more: Latest LIRN Newsletter
  • 22 Aug 2016
    Check-out Fastcase for legal research on the 2016-17 LIRN Trial! Explore the leading next-generation legal research service: Learn more about our trial
  • 23 Aug 2016
    New Product Offerings from Wolters Kluwer Ovid for Allied Health & Nursing LWW Nursing Journals, Bates Guide, Aclands Anatomy, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for August 23rd at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page:

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