Due to COVID-19, CRL's facility is temporarily closed until further notice. Unfortunately, this means that we have had to temporarily suspend physical item lending, on-demand digitization, and use of the on-site CRL Reading Room.
Despite these interruptions, researchers from CRL member institutions continue to enjoy access to CRL's vast digital content, including our digitized in-house electronic content* and the LLMC Digital database. Additionally, CRL staff members are working remotely and are available to field requests for research assistance.
The following are additional instructions on how to gain access to our digital materials and get assistance from CRL staff:
- Remote users can find all of CRL's digitally reformatted materials in CRL's catalog using either the digital scope search tab or the advanced search tool. Through the search tool, users can search for electronic materials by limiting the "Reproduction Type" to "Online" and searching by subject or keyword.
- DDSNext (Digital Delivery System) is a fully searchable database, where one can search across the metadata or the available full text. It contains CRL's latest digitally-reformatted content. Although predominately books, DDSNext also houses dissertations, newspapers, journals, newspapers, government documents, and manuscripts.
- CRL users have access to LLMC-Digital, an online database providing access to critical, at-risk, primary legal and government publications from the U.S. and other national jurisdictions.
- CRL also supports numerous Open Access initiatives that extend digital access to rich research collections. For example:
- The CRL/East View Global Press Archive Charter Alliance continues to add resources to the first two Open Access collections of newspapers from Republican-Era China and Middle East and North Africa.
- The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources from and about South Asia.
- The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.
- A consultation on available CRL electronic resources is always available. Please contact CRL’s Head of Membership Development and Engagement, Mary Wilke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: if you are on campus and unable to access our servers, you may contact CRL Access Services for more information.