CRL Welcomes Four New Members

Monday, June 25, 2012
Don Dyer -

On July 1, 2012 CRL will begin fiscal year 2012-13 with a historic high membership of 267 institutions. This includes the following new members:


CRL welcomes these four institutions to its community of college, university, and independent research libraries. CRL is the world’s largest and most enduring collection development community. CRL libraries value primary source materials and work together to identify, acquire and preserve critical evidence and documentation for advanced research and teaching. Their researchers in turn benefit from a wealth of collections and services.

This new growth in its membership suggests that libraries of all sizes view participation in CRL as a vital investment at a time when resources for local collection development are scarce. For more information about membership in CRL, visit our webpage on Becoming a Member.

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