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.