CRL Membership Grants Access to Millions of Rare Works

Georgia State University is now an associate member of The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries which acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. CRL holds nearly four million rarely-held books, journals, pamphlets, newspapers and other primary-source materials in the humanities, sciences and social sciences from all regions of the globe. Located in Chicago, CRL preserves infrequently used materials in a central repository and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

Major library components are: serials; newspapers; monographs; microform, reprint sets and archives; special collections; area studies microform projects; foreign dissertations; foreign documents; and U.S. state documents.

Holdings include such diverse materials as 750,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates); some of the earliest African American newspapers; and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge security force. The center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations.

Some major collections include more than 6,000 newspaper titles published outside the United States, more than 2,000 titles of periodicals and newspapers published by various ethnic groups in North America, serials from Russian Federation and former Soviet republics, and newspapers and newsletters published by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, c. 1934–1942.

The center is actively cataloging material, and the catalog can be searched at Much of the material is not yet cataloged; topic guides provide information about what is in the collection.

The center’s website is at

These holdings are available for use by students, scholars and other researchers affiliated with Georgia State University. While a few collections are accessible digitally, most of the material can be borrowed via interlibrary loan. CRL loan terms are generous and feature long loan periods and few restrictions.

Request CRL materials through the University Library using ILLiad. Please include a statement in the note field that the item is from CRL.

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