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Archives and Museum Services

LILRC provides a number of archives related services for members.  Our Digitization and Archives Coordinator will provide site visits to advise and consult with institutions on increasing access to materials.  We also will be running a pilot program with a processing archivist in 2022 to provide assistance to historical societies and museums to increase access to their collections.   We have a regional scan center that include equipment which can be borrowed to digitize materials.   There are also currently three traveling exhibits that can be borrowed by members.

Continuing Education  

LILRC provides a number of different types of education programming including 6 conference events, ongoing workshops and video recordings of presentations.  In addition to the Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future and the Annual Archives Conference listed below, there is the Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational, Hospital Library Services Program Annual Conference, and the Tech Services Open Forum. 


LILRC provides a number of grant opportunities to member libraries.  Please note the application deadlines for each grant.

Other Services

LILRC offers the opportunity to get free legal and HR advise through the Ask the HR Expert and Ask the Lawyer programs.  We also have a new program to support an intern from an under reperesented population to learn more about the library profession.  Additionally, there are a variety of google groups individuals can subscribe to and various member discounts.

Repository Services  

These repository services allow you to add different kinds of digital assets to a database.   Empire ADC is a discovery tool and repository for EAD encoded finding aids.  ESIE is a repository of 360 degree images.   New York Heritage is a repository of curated images from around the state.  New York Historic Newspapers is a repository of digitized newspapers.

For information on these services contact Tim Spindler (

Resource Sharing

LILRC has a variety of resource sharing services.  The CCDA program provides grant funds to academic institutions to coordinate collection development.   ELD is a statewide delivery service.  We also provide support and will fill document delivery requests on medical research.  The research loan program supports access to academic libraries by researchers who are not part of individual academic institutions.

Technology Services

We have a variety of pieces of hardware for members to borrow for testing purposes or for library services and programs.

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

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