The mission of the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is to support its members in the Mid Hudson Valley in order to enrich their services and enhance access to information for their users.
Achieve service excellence in libraries by:
The Southeastern New York Library Resources Council is a regional, not-for-profit, multi-type library cooperative encompassing the eight counties of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland. Over one million people reside within the 5,372 square mile area served by the Council. Currently 96 libraries and cultural heritage organizations from the region are members of Southeastern (68 governing members and 28 HRVH members). The Council headquarters is located in Highland, New York, and has a staff of eight.
Council member organizations are from both non-profit as well as for profit organizations, in both the public and the private sector. The size of the collections range from small specialized collections of a few hundred volumes to large research collections with thousands of volumes. Through the coordinating activities of Southeastern, this network of academic, business, hospital, institutional, legal and public libraries, historical societies, archives and museums is organized to share library resources and professional expertise for the betterment of the organizations' users. The Council is governed by a fifteen member Board of Trustees including both librarians and lay members representing the research community.
Southeastern is one of nine Reference and Research Library Resource Councils (NY3Rs Association) of New York State. Most of the 3Rs provide similar services to that of Southeastern. These services include: