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

  • 16 Jan 2017
    Updates and Options in Gale Virtual Reference Library This Gale webinar will focus on GVRL updates and tools. The next webinar is scheduled for January 16th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 27 Jan 2017
    Gale Resources to Support General Education This Gale webinar will focus on content and tools to support your students in their general education courses. The next webinar is scheduled for January 27th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 06 Feb 2017
    Gale Health Resources This Gale webinar will focus on resources and tools to help nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for February 6th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Feb 2017
    Gale Resources for Business This Gale webinar will focus on resources and tools for business research. The next webinar is scheduled for February 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Mar 2017
    Gale Resources for Trades This Gale webinar will focus on resources and tools to support students in specific trade programs. The next webinar is scheduled for March 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 Mar 2017
    Gale Usage Statistics This Gale webinar will help you access reports on database usage for your school. The next webinar is scheduled for March 24th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

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