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CRL actively collects in the following areas:


Current subscriptions include 7,000 titles, rarely held in North American libraries, including the following categories:


CRL holds approximately 10,000 titles from countries in all world regions, and from every state in the U.S., including more than 1,800 U.S. ethnic and African American papers. We currently subscribe to more than 300 newspapers from 96 countries and to 36 U.S. ethnic press papers.

CRL also microfilms current issues of selected foreign newspapers on an ongoing basis, and the back files of important foreign newspapers identified through collaborative programs like the Area Materials Projects and the International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON)


CRL holds more than 500,000 monographs in all formats. Ongoing acquisitions include:

Area Studies

CRL supports collaborative programs that identify, acquire, preserve, and makes accessible primary source collections from all regions of the world. Six projects focused on area studies materials collect valuable resources from Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. CRL also actively acquires materials from East Asia, Western Europe, and other areas.

Doctoral Dissertations

CRL acquires about 5,000 non-U.S., non-Canadian doctoral dissertations a year to add to its 800,000+ collection of dissertations. Acquisitions are primarily through the demand purchase program for dissertations and dissertations from exchange partners.

Foreign Documents

CRL holds several hundred thousand volumes of publications from government agencies of more than 100 countries. These include a large collection of official gazettes. CRL receives limited government documents in original format and microfiche for South and Southeast Asia on an ongoing basis. CRL frequently augments its historical collections of original format government documents with microform collections acquired through its Purchase Proposal program and additions to Area Materials Project holdings.

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