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

  • 22 Jun 2017
    What do you value about LIRN today? What would you like to see from us in the future? Please take a moment and tell us in this short survey: http://survey.newkind.com/r/9nqLbQfI.
  • 29 Jun 2016
    Find and Download ebrary Ebooks Learn how to search ebrary and download books. The next webinar is scheduled for June 29th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 Jul 2017
    AtoZ Databases This Webinar will focus on the ways students and staff can use AtoZ Databases for employment opportunities, market research, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for July 7th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 11 Jul 2017
    What's new & noteworthy from ProQuest? This webinar will feature new features, tools, and resources from ProQuest. The next webinar is scheduled for July 11th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Jul 2017
    Credo Reference This Credo webinar will focus on parts of the Credo Reference platform: e-books, mind maps, and linking capabilities.The next webinar is scheduled for July 12th at 10AM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Jul 2017
    Showcase of Ovid allied health resources from LIRN for 2017-2018 This webinar will feature Ovid nursing and allied health resources available from LIRN. The next webinar is scheduled for July 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Jul 2017
    AtoZ Databases This Webinar will focus on the ways students and staff can use AtoZ Databases for employment opportunities, market research, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for July 17th at 10AM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Jul 2017
    Skillsoft Books 24x7 Product Features Demo This webinar with feature resources available to you through LIRN and Skillsoft. The next webinar is scheduled for July 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Jul 2017
    AtoZ Databases This Webinar will focus on the ways students and staff can use AtoZ Databases for employment opportunities, market research, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for July 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 27 Jul 2017
    Collections in Films on Demand from Infobase Learn about using AtoZdatabases for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for July 27th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

LIRNlibrarian from Twitter