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The Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) was established in legislation in 1984 to improve the resources and services and of the medical and health sciences libraries in the region and to encourage the sharing of these resources.

The program provides consulting and support services to ten participating hospital libraries. Eligibility for participation in the Hospital Library Services Program is limited to libraries in not-for-profit hospitals.

The following services are provided to HLSP participants:

  • Consulting services of the Communications and Marketing Coordinator.
  • Free cooperative interlibrary loans through participation in local networks and via DOCLINE┬«, which is the National Library of Medicine’s automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system.
  • Continuing education workshops for health sciences librarians.
  • Subsidized gift and exchange services to facilitate sharing duplicate and discarded materials.
  • Publication of LILRC HealthLine newsletter.
  • Participation in other LILRC programs, including: Research Loan Program, group purchasing of e-resources, Equipment Loan Program, Regional Digitization program, etc.
  • Technology and Continuing Education Grants

Medical Information Services Program (MISP)

The New York State Medical Information Services Program (MISP), as administered by LILRC, provides funds for the provision of medical and consumer health information services for all types of libraries and library systems.

MISP funds are used to subsidize payments for charges for medical interlibrary loans from Resource Libraries in the NN/LM and from the National Library of Medicine. LILRC libraries and library systems may use the MISP funds for:

  • Deposits to EFTS for electronic payments for NN/LM DDP interlibrary loans
  • Direct payments of invoices from any of the NN/LM medical libraries listed in the guidelines, including the National Library of Medicine
  • Reimbursement for any other direct ILL payment to any of the NN/LM medical libraries listed in the guidelines, including the National Library of Medicine for loans.

You may search the National Network of Libraries of Medicine database.

Please note: In the right column uncheck the boxes for “full members” and “affiliate members” so you search only for “resource libraries.” Click the button at the top of the column labeled “Search for Libraries.”

For additional information on MISP guidelines, please refer to the New York State Library MISP page.


Sally Stieglitz
(631) 675-1570 x2005

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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