3Rs Councils

The Western New York Library Resources Council is one of the nine 3Rs (Reference, Research, Resources) councils, which together make up the Empire State Library Network (ESLN). The map below will help you locate the other councils in New York State.

Also see Empire State Library Network for more information. 




                                                                        Central NY Library Resources Council

                                                                        Capital District Library Council

                                                                        Long Island Library Resources Council 

                                                                        Metropolitan New York Library Council 

                                                                        Northern New York Library Network

                                                                        Rochester Regional Library Council 

                                                                        South Central Regional Library Council 

                                                                        SouthEastern NY Library Resources Council

                                                                        Western New York Library Resources Council 


 New York State Laws and Regulations as they pertain to the 3Rs Councils

The 3Rs councils including WNYLRC were formed to promote resource sharing among diverse types of libraries and library systems.  Below are specific laws and regulations that govern operations of every Reference and Research Library Resources Council in the state including grant programs that they manage (CCDA and RBDB) and service programs they oversee (HLSP and DHP).

General Laws and Regulations Pertaining to NY3Rs
General Regulations 90.5
General Regulations 90.6     
General Laws 226, 255, 272, 273

Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA)
CCDA Regulations 90.15
CCDA Law 273

Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP)
 HLSP Regulations 90.17
 HLSP Law 273

MISP Law 273 (Guidelines)
MISP Law 273