Tip of the Week - #022a (What is CRL?)

Keywords: CRL, Center for Research Libraries

CRL is the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, Illinois. Here is their Mission Statement:

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities, and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere. CRL is governed by the major research libraries of North America, and is funded by fee, grants, and contributions. The mission of CRL is to foster and advance scholarly inquiry through cost-effective, cooperative programs that provide reliable access through traditional and electronic means to unique and unusual collections of library materials that are in all appropriate formats, international in scope, and comprehensive in disciplines.

CRL has contributed over 1.5 million bibliographic records to the central catalog. More than half of these (the books) are requestable through PCIRC just like books from any other OhioLINK institution. Only patrons from Full CRL Members can borrow CRL items through PCIRC.  There are 12 Full Member institutions in OhioLINK.  These are the University of Akron, Ashland University, Bowling Green State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton,  Kent State University, Kenyon College, Miami University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, and Ohio University.