Access to CRL Digitized Resources

Finding the resources

Materials digitized and hosted on CRL servers can be found by using CRL’s online catalog and following the links from records to the files.  Our catalog records, including those for digital titles, can be loaded locally by CRL libraries. We also update WorldCat records with links to our digital resources.

Accessing and downloading files

CRL digital files may be downloaded for personal, educational, and research use of students and scholars. Some online resources are restricted to CRL libraries’ IP access only, because of copyright restrictions on the source material. CRL provides information on proxy configuration to enable access to these materials from off-campus locations.

Collections for subscription or purchase

Two digital collections resulting from collaborative preservation initiatives—the World Newspaper Archive  and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries—can be accessed according to fees determined for each collection.