Borrowing from CRL

Scholars and researchers from CRL member institutions have  use of the CRL collections, at no charge, through interlibrary loan. The loan period is unlimited, but materials may be subject to recall after a certain period should a scholar at another CRL institution request said materials. Researchers at institutions outside the CRL membership may use the collections for a prepaid fee and are subject to certain limitations. 

To find out more about borrowing from CRL collections, please speak with your library’s interlibrary loan office.

The policies below govern use of CRL collections by researchers at CRL libraries and non-member institutions:

To determine whether your institution is a CRL member institution, please consult the member list.

Accessing Linda Hall Library Materials

CRL libraries can now access the combined 50,000 CRL and Linda Hall print serials in science, technology, and engineering, electronically or by traditional document delivery.


Pre-1950 monographs from Linda Hall’s open collection can also be digitized by requesting through OCLC.

CRL Digitization

ILL Video Tutorial

CRL now offers a short video tutorial for ILL librarians on how to borrow materials from CRL collections.