Lyrasis supports a variety of Open Access (OA) initiatives and programs that create inclusive opportunities for diverse institutions to engage with an evolving scholarly communication and publishing landscape. In addition to the support for the programs listed below, Lyrasis regularly communicates with members and content providers to negotiate the best possible terms incorporating OA into licenses where relevant and reasonable for our diverse subscriber communities. Here is a list of both open access and Lyrasis content offers.

Lyrasis  Open Access Community Investment Program

Lyrasis Catalog of Open Access Programs

Lyrasis Content and Server Provider Partners

Lyrasis Featured Offers 2022

Lyrasis: Who is Lyrasis (handout)

Lyrasis Overview of Services  Booklet 2022

Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives Bios

Program Partners and Initiatives

  • Knowledge Unlatched - books, journals, and infrastructure across multiple disciplines and publishers

  • Lever Press - a native open access press governed by a community of liberal arts institutions that publish peer-reviewed, non-BPC, open access monographs at no cost to authors

In addition to open access initiatives,  LYRASIS serves as the United States (US) community home for three consortial programs designed to lower the barrier of participation for libraries of different sizes, missions, and constituencies to use open research infrastructure best practices: the ORCID US Community, the LYRASIS DataCite US Community (for DOIs), and the IRUS (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) US Community.

Michigan Publishing/University of Michigan

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Online Library and Publication Platform (OAPEN)

OA Champions

LYRASIS recognizes its members and others in the library community who support and invest in the LYRASIS OA program partners by including them in our list of OA Champions.


Lyrasis provides a number of classes thoughout the year on Open Access. You can register for classes individually via the classes website or subscribe to Lyrasis Learning-- one subscription price for all staff to take all of Lyrasis classes. More information about Lyrasis Learning.

Stay in touch

Lyrasis members that want to receive continuing information on all Lyrasis scholarly content activities and Lyrasis activities in support of open content, open source software, and related services are invited to subscribe to the LYRopen email list.