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.

GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant

ALERT: JavaScript is not enabled in your browser. It must be enabled for us to display the current LIRN® News & Announcements and the real-time Twitter feed. If you are unsure how to enable JavaScript, please see this Google help page.

Did you know?
LIRN® has been providing group purchasing of online resources since 1997.

News & Announcements

  • 06 May 2016
    ProQuest Vet Tech Resources Learn about ProQuest Resources for research in veterinary science. The next webinar is scheduled for May 6th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 May 2016
    Where to download title lists for my ProQuest Collections Learn where to gather title lists for your ProQuest databases. The next webinar is scheduled for May 13th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 May 2016
    Gale Resources for Trades Learn about Gale resources that support trade programs. The next webinar is scheduled for May 20th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 May 2016
    Books 24x7 Training & Updates Learn about content available in your Books 24x7 collections. The next webinar is scheduled for May 24th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

LIRNnotes from Twitter