Annual Report to Members (2021/2022)

Annual State Report (2021/2022)

By-laws of the Members

WNYLRC Speak: A Glossary of Terms & Jargon

The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) is a not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving six counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans.

The Council was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1966. Member libraries include academic, corporate, hospital and other special types of libraries. Library systems include public and school libraries.

WNYLRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Operations are conducted by a staff at the central headquarters located at Airport Commerce Park East, 4950 Genesee Street, Suite 170, in Cheektowaga. Specific issues and activities are addressed by various volunteer committees and discussion groups comprised of staff from member libraries. 

Most Council programs are funded by state aid administered by the Division of Library Development at the New York State Library. The Council also seeks funding from private and other government sources for specific projects.

Purpose statement

WNYLRC is a member-driven organization that helps libraries build connections with each other, library users, and the larger community.


WNYLRC Principles - 2021 Updated

  • WNYLRC facilitates collaboration
  • WNYLRC embraces experimentation
  • WNYLRC cultivates learning
  • WNYLRC advocates for libraries
  • WNYLRC builds community


WNYLRC 50th Anniversary Timeline 1966-2016

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