Lyrasis brings together members, content providers, and service providers to develop new models and diverse opportunities to engage.

Core principles: 

  • Authenticity: We prioritize causes that benefit the communities we serve and believe that we can accomplish more together than alone. 
  • Integrity: We cultivate trusted relationships with our members and partners through consistent, open, and honest dialogue. 
  • Inclusivity: We recognize that diverse perspectives create empowered and influential communities. 
    Innovation: We actively seek diverse opportunities to affect positive change. 
  • Connectivity: We strengthen connections within and across communities to foster collaboration for broad and meaningful impact. 
  • Sustainability: We build sustainable communities by respecting the evolving landscape of scholarly communication and developing new models for emerging needs. 

Key features:

  • We simplify the administrative process by negotiating group license agreements that meet current and library-friendly standards for legal, business, and usage terms and establishing pricing that is affordable for a broad and diverse community of members. A full list of all offers. (link to  is available. 
  • We provide robust support for Open Access content programs, several at national scale. 
  • We form new communities to support data exchange and interoperability services that enhance scholarly communication such as ORCIDDataCite, and IRUS-US.
  • We negotiate select digitization and supply discounts for our members from vendors vetted for their high standard of service  

Lyrasis members that want to receive continuing information on all Lyrasis scholarly content activities are invited to subscribe to the LYRoffers email list.   

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Individuals that would like to receive updates and information about Lyrasi​s activities in support of open content, open source software, and related services are invited to subscribe to the LYRopen email list.

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Individuals interested in receiving updates and information about Lyrasis activities in support of digital preservation, archives and special collections are invited to subscribe to the archivpres email list.

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  Program Overview (Infographic PDF)