The Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The Council received its absolute charter in 1971 as the Reference and Research Library Resources Agency (3Rs Council) for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. A multi-type library system of 168 institutions, LILRC’s membership includes county public library systems, public libraries, colleges and universities, school library systems, school libraries, research institutes, hospital libraries, corporate and legal libraries, historical societies and museums, and other special libraries.
The Council serves as agent for state administered programs such as Coordinated Collection Development (CCD), Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP), and Regional Bibliographic Database and Interlibrary Resource Sharing Program (RBDB).
Any of the following organizations which participate in some form of regional resource sharing such as interlibrary loan, on-site access to materials etc., and which meet the requirements of the Commissioner of Education’s Regulation 90.5 (b)iii are eligible for membership:
Applications for membership must be approved by the Board of Trustees and the Commissioner of Education, and confirmed by payment of the annual membership fee.
Much of LILRC’s work is accomplished through advisory committees.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 631-675-1570 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the November 18, 2011 Annual Membership Meeting, the membership approved the inclusion of a retired librarian membership section under Article III of the Constitution. Retired librarians may become non-voting affiliate members upon payment of annual dues.
Membership Benefits & Application
Membership includes distribution of the LILRC Newsletter, FREE continuing education programs, and much more.