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 cost of $2,000 p 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 question or problem. We will help guide research and supply additional finding aids as needed. Read more...

Reading Room

The Center for Research Libraries' Reading Room is open by appointment to researchers who require access to materials from CRL collections. Staff are available to provide assistance to patrons using the Reading Room. The room has reading tables, microform readers and printers, power outlets and a photocopy machine for printed materials. Within reason, users may bring their own devices, such as laptops, phones and cameras, etc. to capture copies... Read more...

Microform Sales

The Center for Research Libraries offers copies of current and retrospective files of newspapers on microfilm for sale. CRL members enjoy significant discounts on the price per reel for all material. Read more...