Other Services


Request a Purchase

CRL acquires items in response to loan requests for materials not held, through the Demand Purchase Program. Member ILL offices initiate requests for demand purchases by indicating in the borrowing note field on the ILL request form: “Please purchase if not owned.” As funds permit, CRL will acquire archival materials, newspapers, or foreign doctoral dissertations at a maximum cost of $2,000 per pat Read more...

Reference Consultation

A librarian, professor, or student can contact CRL’s Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director, Mary Wilke, with a question or problem. She can help identify: Read more...

Reading Room

The Center for Research Libraries' Reading Room is open by appointment to researchers who require access to materials from CRL collections. It has reading tables, microform reader and printers, and a photocopy machine for printed materials. Staff are available to provide assistance to patrons using the Reading Room. Read more...

Microform Sales

The Center for Research Libraries offers copies of current and retrospective files of newspapers on microfilm for sale. CRL members enjoy significant discounts on the price per reel for all material. Read more...