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 patron per year. CRL may decline to purchase materials which are readily available from one or more member libraries.