The Long Island Digital Inclusion Coalition (LIDIC) is a collaborative group of Long Island community organizations, libraries, government entities, education institutions and businesses focused on addressing the three “pillars” of the digital divide – internet access, device access, and digital skills – on Long Island.

Long Island's efforts to close the digital divide were covered in a recent article in Newsday. Read here.


Every Long Islander has access and the skills to take advantage of digital resources needed to thrive in our society and current environment.


To foster collaboration and innovation among organizations and initiatives working to promote digital inclusion on Long Island.


  • Serve as a hub and resource center for digital inclusion activities on Long Island
  • Identify and understand digital inclusion challenges faced by Long Island residents
  • Create awareness of digital inclusion challenges and activities on Long Island
  • Foster programmatic and service innovation

Organizations Represented

The Long Island Digital Inclusion Coalition (LIDIC) is represented by a cross-section of people and organizations from across Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), and growing.

Bellmore Memorial Library

PSEG Long Island

Brentwood Public Library

Rogers Memorial Library

Community Development Corporation of Long Island

RSVP Suffolk

Copiage Memorial Public Library

Smithtown Library

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library

South Country Library

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

South Huntington Public Library

Glen Cove Public Library

St. Anthony's High School Library

Half Hollow Hills Public Library

St. Joseph's University Libraries

Hauppauge Public Library

Stony Brook Medicine

Hofstra University Libraries

Stony Brook University Libraries

Literacy Suffolk

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Long Island Library Resources Council

Suffolk County Community College Libraries

Long Island University Libraries

Suffolk County Courts

Longwood Public Library

Suffolk County Department of Labor

Make the Road New York

Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

SUNY Old Westbury Library

Nassau BOCES

The Opening Word

Nassau Community College Library

The Viscardi Center

Nassau Library System

West Islip Public Library

New York Institute of Technology Library

Western Suffolk BOCES

Northport-East Northport Public Library

Westhampton Free Library

OLA of Eastern Long Island


Schmidt Futures Logo

This coalition was created with the help of The New York Digital Inclusion Fund, which aims to increase the number of digital inclusion partnerships across communities throughout New York state to advance digital equity by addressing barriers to digital inclusion. The Fund is supported by Schmidt Futures, and managed by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. 

Founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative that brings talented people together in networks to prove out their ideas and solve hard problems in science and society. The Digital Inclusion Fund builds on broader efforts to promote shared prosperity by making high-speed internet universally accessible and affordable, and to use that increased accessibility to grow access to public benefits.


For more information, contact Rajiv Lajmi at