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Center for Research Libraries: Access to CRL Materials for Smith Users

Smith Interlibrary Loan

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.

Online: CRL Digital Collections

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.

Acquisitons for Individual Researchers

Demand Purchase Program
CRL will purchase materials needed by individual researchers in the following categories:

  • Foreign doctoral dissertations from institutions in countries outside of the U.S. and Canada
  • Newspapers for which CRL owns at least one day of a newspaper title
  • Archival material from national governments, NGOs, and other organizations and institutions

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.