Cooperative Collection Building

Through CRL, knowledgeable individuals at college, university, and independent research libraries in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong work together to identify, preserve, and acquire collections that support advanced research and teaching. CRL promotes the efforts of these communities of interest by maintaining and providing access to the extensive shared collections they build. Three longstanding collection building programs enable CRL libraries to expand the range of essential source materials available to researchers at their institutions while minimizing local acquisition, processing and storage costs.

CRL’s Member Liaison & Outreach Services Director  works with librarians, faculty, and students from member libraries to identify and select materials for addition to CRL collections.