Center for Research Libraries - Global Resources Network

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This page is part of the Membership FAQ. You may also find our full list of FAQ questions helpful.


Voting members are eligible to participate in CRL governance and all of the following programs. Global members do not vote or participate in governance.

  • Governance—election to the board, committee and task force appointments, budget responsibilities, etc.
  • Purchase Proposal Program—an annual, ballot-based, cooperative acquisition program.
  • Shared Purchase Program—a cooperative acquisition program based on buyer groups.
  • Demand Purchase Program—in which patrons (i.e., individual faculty, grad students, etc.) at member institutions can request purchases up to $2,000 annually in three areas: foreign dissertations, newspapers, and archival material.

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