Center for Research Libraries

Located in Chicago, CRL collects and preserves archival documents from developing regions such as Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. CRL currently houses over five million journals, newspapers, government documents, archives and dissertations produced primarily outside of the United States. Faculty and students at member institutions are invited to borrow these materials for three month loan periods, with unlimited renewals. CRL also offers Collaborative Collection Development. Scholars are encouraged to recommend additions to the collection for Board review. Each member library is also given $2,000 annually for smaller purchases, such as dissertations and individual issues of journals. Some CRL holdings are not cataloged and will not be found in an online search. A member services liaison who can help to identify materials on your topic is available for consultation. Please contact Michelle Gillie at ODY with any questions about the Center for Research Libraries.