Benefits of Institutional Membership

METRO is home to over 250 libraries, museums, and archives in the New York metropolitan region. As one of the nine NY 3Rs library resource councils, METRO connects our membership with partners across the Empire State.


Benefits of membership include:

  • Digital Services: METRO's digital services include collection hosting, a regional digital collection directory, and on-site scanning through our Culture In Transit program. In 2014, we launched the Empire State Digital Network, the New York State hub of the Digital Public Library of America.

  • Grants: 

  • Resource Sharing: METRO facilitates resource sharing among our member libraries through same-day delivery service and our referral card program. These essential services allow library users to take advantage of the myriad resources in and around New York City.

  • Vendor Discounts: METRO has arranged a panoply of discounts for products and services just for our members. Participating vendors include publishers, supply outlets, electronic databases, and more.

  • Annual Conference: Our Annual Conference features innovative projects and services growing up in New York and Westchester County. This annual event is free to METRO members.

  • Professional Development: Employees of our institutional members receive discounted access to our world-class workshops and webinars, as well as access to on-demand training through lynda.com and Library Juice Academy courses. View our calendar of upcoming events. METRO members have exclusive access to our repository of past online sessions.

  • Special Interest Groups:  We provide a forum for library and archive professionals to unite around issues of shared interest. We are home to 18 SIGs.

  • Meeting Spaces: METRO members are welcome to schedule offsite meetings in our Training Center at a discount. We also make available our conference room for members, schedule permitting.

  • Funding for Internships: Our Innovative Internship program places three or four interns at positions within member insitutions. We fund otherwise unpaid internships and will add additional financial support for institutions who provide baseline funding for their interns.  

  • Job Bank: Our Job Bank is a go-to resource for job postings at libraries and archives in NYC and beyond. There is no charge to submit your job ad.

  • Discussion Lists:  METRO keeps members up-to-date through our suite of discussion lists. Additionally, the METRO Monthly newsletter shares announcements on the first Tuesday of each month and our professional development update on the third Tuesday of each month.


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