The Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo (LCHIB) was founded in July 1982. Although an affiliation between the State University of New York at Buffalo and the participating institutions existed for decades, a formal cooperative agreement among the Consortium member libraries was established in that year. Through the cooperative programs of the Consortium, member libraries are able to provide an expanded range of library services and access to the collective resources of the Consortium. Vision: To help support, develop, coordinate and share health sciences information resources among and for the benefit of its members. Mission Statement: The member libraries and organizations of the Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo cooperate in developing and strengthening health information resources and services to support patient care and consumer health, education of health professionals, administrative decision making, and research.