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

  • 12 Feb 2016
    Gale Humanities Resources Learn about Gale resources for research in the humanities. The next webinar is scheduled for February 12th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Feb 2016
    ProQuest Downloading ebrary ebooks Learn about your options for downloading ebooks in ebrary. The next webinar is scheduled for February 19th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 26 Feb 2016
    Promoting eResources in Academic Libraries Learn about promoting your eresources and incorporating them into coursework. The next webinar is scheduled for February 26th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 04 Mar 2016
    ProQuest Admin Module Usage Stats Learn about running usage statistics for your ProQuest Resources. For admins only. The next webinar is scheduled for March 4th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

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