University of Notre Dame joins OCLC Research Library Partnership

The OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) is excited to welcome the University of Notre Dame as a Partner. 

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries is a diverse system featuring the flagship Hesburgh Library—which houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, Medieval Institute Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, and University Archives—and four specialty libraries located on the Notre Dame campus. Home to nearly 200 library faculty and staff, the Libraries hold more than 3.5 million monographs and subscribe to more than 35,000 serials. 

The enduring mission of Hesburgh Libraries is to connect people to knowledge across time and space—to acquire, preserve, organize, and steward this knowledge in ways that make it accessible for study by all scholars throughout time. 

“Our library mission and priorities, which help transform teaching and research at Notre Dame, align with the learning opportunities that OCLC's Research Library Partnership offers,” said Lou Jordan, Associate University Librarian. “Strong, collaborative partnerships are critical to making an impact on our campus community and advancing the library profession as a whole.”

The RLP supports focused programming and research in four areas crucial to research libraries:

  • Research support
  • Unique and distinctive collections
  • Resource sharing
  • Next generation metadata

Across these four areas, the RLP seeks to support libraries through the challenges of COVID-19 and to advance equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. The RLP currently comprises 124 Partner institutions around the world.

Visit to learn more about the OCLC Research Library Partnership