Become a Member:   Institutional Membership | Retired Librarian Membership

Institutional Membership


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).


Membership in LILRC is open to any institution that can demonstrate a need to provide improved reference and research services to its users and/or can demonstrate how it can contribute to the improvement of library resources presently available.


For the current dues schedule, click here.


Much of LILRC’s work is accomplished through advisory committees. For a list and description of these bodies, click here.

To Apply for Membership

Print out a membership application form (in pdf format) and submit the completed form to LILRC as indicated.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 631-675-1570 or send an email to

Retired Librarian Membership


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, member rates to continuing education programs, and much more. Print out a Retired Librarian Membership Form (in pdf format) and submit the completed form to LILRC as indicated.