Group Purchasing Program

The LILRC Group Purchasing Program offers substantial discounts to electronic databases from Britannica, EBSCO, RB Digital, OCLC, etc.

The Group Purchasing Program is available to all academic, public, special and schools libraries either as a member or non-member of LILRC.  While LILRC is offering these subscription services at a significant discount, a small administrative eligibility fee is added to partially offset our costs.  Non-member libraries pay an additional surcharge for all services.

Currently, LILRC offers access to the following electronic content, product and services:

LILRC Direct Database Contracts

OCLC FirstSearch (Base Package Databases and LILCat)oclc

Since 1996, LILRC has offered Long Island libraries a low cost group subscription to OCLC FirstSearch package.  The current LILRC FirstSearch package includes 11 OCLC base package databases and the group catalog, LILCat (Long Island Library Catalog) without additional charge.  LILCat is the replacement of the old Long Island Union List of Serials and it is an OCLC WorldCat-based real time product.

For subscribing information, please contact LILRC office at (631) 675-1570 x 203.

FirstSearch Overview
Managing FirstSearch
Web Access to FirstSearch (Logon by Password)
Web Access to FirstSearch (Logon via IP Address Recognition)
Web Access to WorldCat (Logon via IP Address Recognition)
Web Access to LILCat (Logon via IP Address Recognition)
 FirstSearch Administrative Module (Logon)
FirstSearch Usage Report Online (Statistics)
Subscribe to the FirstSearch-L Internet List (Updates)

 

3M Tattle-Tape Security Strips3M-Logo

3M Tattle-Tape Security Strips, for use in 3M library security systems, are being offered at substantial savings through this group purchase. Highland branded (formerly CheckPoint) EM strips are also available through this agreement.

Any library interested in ordering tapes should completed the Tattle Tapes Order Form.

Empire State Library Network (ESLN) Offerings

Listed below are some of the most recent projects of the ESLN:

  • RDA Toolkit: For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. ESLN is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries.