Center for Research Libraries

General description

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Provides loans primarily to member institutions; loans made to nonmembers for a fee.


Collects and stores infrequently used library research materials. The collection consists of more than 5 million items in many languages and subjects. Includes newspapers and periodicals, state documents, Chinese mainland publications, Russian Academy of Sciences Serials and Monographs, IGY meteorological records, foreign doctoral dissertations, and textbooks.

Bibliography/index of holdings

Holdings listed in the WorldCat.


See the ILL Policies Directory or contact the Center for Research Libraries.

IFM participation



See the ILL Policies Directory or contact the Center for Research Libraries.

International ordering information

No special requirements.

Workform instructions for ordering via OCLC ILL

:Lender: CRL .
:AUTHOR: Name of author, if known.
:TITLE: Title of request.
:EDITION: If a specific edition is required, enter it here. If any edition is acceptable, leave blank or type any .
:IMPRINT: Place of publication, publisher, and date of publication.
:ARTICLE: Title and author of article.
:VOL: Volume,
:NO issue,
:DATE date,
:PAGES and pages you are requesting.
:SHIP TO: Complete shipping address.
:BILL TO: Complete billing address.
:MAXCOST: Maximum cost allowable for the document.

If requesting a photocopy, type either ccl or ccg .
:FAX: Enter fax number if requesting fax delivery.
:EMAIL: Enter email address, if available.
:BILLING NOTES: Enter specific billing instructions.

Any information or specific instructions you consider necessary.

For more information

Contact Center for Research Libraries or your OCLC regional service provider.

Center for Research Libraries

6050 South Kenwood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

Telephone: +773-955-4545

Fax: +773-955-4339