Request a Purchase

CRL acquires items on request to support the research needs of individual scholars through its Demand Purchase Program. Member ILL offices initiate requests for demand purchases via the interlibrary loan request for the item. The following note should be included in the borrowing note field on the ILL request form: “Please purchase if not owned.” As funds permit, requests for demand purchases are honored on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum expenditure of $2,000 per patron per year. Please note that CRL may decline to purchase materials when the requested material is readily available from one or more member libraries.