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Resource Sharing @ South Central Regional Library Council: Resources by Library Type

Resource Sharing services and opportunities from SCRLC

Academic Libraries

SCRLC Resource Sharing Delivery Subsidy Grant

SCRLC may have funding available to reimburse individual libraries and library systems for interlibrary loan items lent to other SCRLC member organizations. Funding is based on a formula that takes into account the total funds available, how much the library/library system lends to other members, and the number of applications received. All member libraries and library systems are eligible to apply for this grant. To be considered, a member must complete the application form and have submitted their annual interlibrary loan statistics. 

Funding is dependent on SCRLC’s operating budget; therefore, availability may vary from year to yearFor more information on the Resource Sharing Subsidy Policy, click here.

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IDS Project

The Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project, based in New York, is a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative whose 110 members include public and private academic libraries from across the country, the New York Public Library, and the New York State Library (view a list of current members). The Project is based on a strong sense of community among its members and a unified collection perspective. The major goal of the Project is to continually implement and objectively evaluate innovative resource-sharing strategies, policies and procedures that will optimize mutual access to the information resources of all IDS Project libraries. Member libraries sign annual contracts committing to a common set of performance standards. There is an annual membership fee of $1,500. 

Hospital Libraries

SCRLC facilitates lending and borrowing of

materials among members by providing

access to the following services and

helping to defray the cost of the delivery

of ILL materials when funds are available.

Bibliographic and Referral Center

BARC is a service for last-resort interlibrary

loan and regional Union List of Serials

maintenance, available to all members

without full OCLC access.

Medical Library Services Program

Do you have interlibrary loan requests that

are filled by Upstate Medical Center and

other National Network of Libraries of

Medicine (NN/LM) resource libraries?

If yes, the Medical Information Services

Program (MISP) funds can help pay for

such requests! MISP provides a pool of

funds made available by the NYS Library

and administered through SCRLC

and the other Empire State Library

Network Councils.

Hospital Libraries

Medical Library Resources:

Public Libraries

Courtesy of

Together these libraries systems work with # of component libraries.

Broome County Public Library

Chemung County Library District

Finger Lakes Library System

Four County Library System

Southern Tier Library System

Tompkins County Public Library

SCOOLS is a shared library catalog through which component libraries share materials.

Public Library Resources

NYLA PSL Public Libraries Section:

The Public Libraries Section of NYLA is dedicated to supporting public libraries and public library staff of New York State. Our goal is to help sustain and improve libraries and library services by providing continuing education opportunities, conference programming, awards, scholarships, advocacy and by supporting key NYLA initiatives.


ReadersFirst is an organization of nearly 300 libraries representing 200 million readers dedicated to ensuring access to free and easy-to-use eBook content.

School Libraries

School Library Systems Headquarters:

School libraries in the region take advantage of SCRLC resources through their membership in one of 6 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).  They provide useful and current links to professional and resource sites, as well as to directories.




Otsego Northern Catskills

Greater Southern Tier 



School Library Resources

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.