Material chosen for digitizing must meet certain guidelines. Please contact Access Services to find out if the material you would like to have scanned is eligible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some online resources in the CRL Catalog are restricted to member access only via IP. To enable access to these materials from off-campus locations, we recommend that member institutions take the following steps:
- Add CRL hosts, including catalog.crl.edu and dds.crl.edu, to your institution’s Proxy server configuration
- On your library Web site, add your proxy prefix to all CRL links, including catalog.crl.edu and www.crl.edu
CRL Systems staff receive a number of support calls about off-campus access. Since each CRL member institution controls their own proxy server, we often have to direct off-campus access questions from end-users to their home institution library. However, we strongly encourage the technical staff in charge of your proxy server to contact us to ensure your proxy server configuration is set for CRL resources. Please refer questions related Proxy server configuration to CRL Systems staff.
Sample configuration for EZProxy Server
- T Center for Research Libraries
- U http://www.crl.edu
- DJ crl.edu
- HJ catalog.crl.edu
- HJ dds.crl.edu
- HJ ecollections.crl.edu
- HJ contentdm.crl.edu
- HJ images.crl.edu
- DJ llmcdigital.org
- HJ www.llmcdigital.org
To meet scholars’ individual research needs the Center purchases materials in three categories on demand (Foreign Doctoral Dissertations, Newspapers, Archival material). As funds permit, requests for demand purchases are honored on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum expenditure of $2,000 per patron per year. You may find more details on the Demand Purchase Program page.
The generous loan period for CRL member institutions is six months with unlimited renewals. However, all material may be recalled after two weeks use if requested by another member institution or project participant. The non-member loan period is four weeks, no renewals, with the material being subject to recall after two weeks use if requested by a member institution or project participant.
Uncataloged material can be verified on the Collections Search Link. If you do not find the desired material, please contact our Access Services Department for verification.
Readers from institutions outside the membership can use the collection for a pre-paid fee and subject to certain restrictions. Requests should be sent to CRL by your interlibrary loan office. For more information on non-member borrowing, please see our nonmember lending page.