CRL will lend any quantity of material in any format to researchers at member libraries including existing items and those acquired through the Demand Purchase Program.
Smith students and faculty should use Smith’s Interlibrary Loan service.
CRL Digital Collections
CRL digitizes materials to support the specific research and teaching needs of faculty and students at member institutions but also digitizes thematic groups of unique materials anticipating scholarly use. Examples of thematic collections are African newspapers, Latin American newspapers, and Digital South Asia, books, journals, bibliographies, images, and statistical information.
Demand Purchase Program
CRL will purchase materials needed by individual researchers in the following categories:
A demand purchase request is made through an interlibrary loan request for the needed item. As funds permit, CRL honors requests on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum expenditure of $2,000 per patron per year.