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

  • 30 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.
  • 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/
  • 01 Aug 2017
    Ebrary is now Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for August 1st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 04 Aug 2017
    ACM Digital Library Learn about resources available from the Association for Computing Machinery. The next webinar is scheduled for August 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 15 Aug 2017
    Ebrary is now Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for August 15th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Sep 2017
    Ebrary is now Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for September 14th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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