CRL Member Libraries Stand in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

Friday, June 26, 2020
Maria Smith -

Earlier this month, we shared a letter from CRL's President with a foreword from CRL's Head of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. In our statement, we affirmed CRL's long-standing position as a global organization that prides itself on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our dedication to helping the stories of marginalized people be told and their voices be heard. The impact of the recent demonstrations has been, and continues to be, profoundly felt, first-hand, within the CRL community. We are heartened by the outpouring of support for the ideals shared by our member libraries and institutions and we continue to offer our support for their recent public statements.

We have compiled a list of CRL member libraries who have made public commitments the Black Lives Matter movement and statements of support for the protests against police brutality and systematic racism.

If you know of a CRL member library statement not listed below, please contact Maria Smith ( to suggest additions.

We are CRL and we stand with you:


Amherst College Library

University of Arkansas Libraries

Arizona State University Library

Association of Research Libraries

Boston College Libraries

University of California Davis Library

University of California Irvine Libraries

University of California LA University Libraries

University of California Merced Library

University of Cincinnati Libraries

University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries

University of Connecticut Libraries

University of Dayton

University of Denver University Libraries

Duke University Libraries

Emory University Libraries Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

University of Georgia University Libraries

George Mason University Libraries

Harvard Library

University of Houston Libraries

Indiana University Libraries

Iowa State University Library

University of Iowa Libraries

University of Kansas Libraries

University of Kentucky Libraries

Lafayette College Libraries

University of Massachusetts Libraries

University of Miami Libraries

University of Michigan Libraries

University of Minnesota Libraries

Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Library

Mina Rees Library of the CUNY Graduate Center

National Humanities Center

The Newberry Library

New York Public Library

University of North Carolina Libraries

Oberlin College Libraries

Ohio State University Libraries

Ohio University Libraries


Oregon State University Library

University of Pennsylvania Penn Libraries

Rollins College Olin Library

University of San Francisco Gleeson Library

Simon Fraser University Library

University of South Florida Library

University of Southern California Libraries

Stanford Libraries

Texas A&M Libraries

University of Texas Austin Libraries

Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Tulane University Libraries

University of Utah Libraries

Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries

Vassar College Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

University of Washington Seattle University Libraries

West Virginia University Libraries

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Yale University Library

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