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

  • 26 Aug 2016
    Digitalia Hispanica now on the 2016-17 LIRN Trial! Explore these excellent digital Spanish language books & journals on our trial: Latest LIRN Newsletter
  • 28 Aug 2016
    Infobase eLearning Modules now on the 2016-17 LIRN Trial! These modules cover topics like Essential Chemistry, Genetics and Evolution, Physics, and more: Latest LIRN Newsletter
  • 30 Aug 2016
    Credo Reference InfoLit Modules Learn about about interactive online information literacy resources from Credo Reference. The next webinar is scheduled for August 30th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 02 Sep 2016
    Gale Researcher Help students discover authoritative content with Gale Researcher. The next webinar is scheduled for September 2nd at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

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