Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN)

Consortial Abbreviation: 
LIRN
Slogan or Motto: 
Providing educational institutions with millions of resources to support their students' academic studies.
Brief Description: 

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.  

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Training
Other Functions: 
Proxy hosting for remote access; Federated search; Librarian services
Mailing Address: 
25400 US Hwy 19 N Suite 220 Clearwater, FL 33763
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
+1-727-536-0214
Fax: 
+1-727-530-3126
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
267
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Special
School
Number of Staff: 
8.00