Other Services


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 international doctoral dissertations at a maximum Read more...

Research Support

A Reference Consultation can help you identify material in our collection that is relevant to your research topic. Anyone can contact CRL's Access Initaitives and Collections Care Department with a research question. We will help guide research and supply additional finding aids as needed. Read more...

Reading Room

The Reading Room is located at 6050 S. Kenwood in Chicago. Our Reading Room has microform readers, printers, and power outlets for the use of researchers while on site.  The Reading Room is open by appointment to CRL members. Please consult our member list for more information. Read more...

Microform Sales

The Center for Research Libraries sells microform copies of current and retrospective newspaper titles to researchers and libraries. These lists detail what titles are available for purchase:  Read more...