Baylor University Libraries Join the CRL

Aug. 24, 2011

Over the summer, the Baylor University Libraries joined the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) - a consortium of over 260 research libraries that acquires, preserves and provides access to resources that are critical for researchers, but often prohibitively expensive.

As a CRL member, Baylor faculty, students and staff have access to a collection of over five million items that includes newspapers, journals, dissertations, government publications, and other traditional and digital resources, with a particular strength in foreign publications. This auxiliary collection substantially enhances the libraries' holdings and, in conjunction with last year's engagement with the HathiTrust, places invaluable resources easily within reach of Baylor faculty, students and staff.

In addition to extending the collection, being part of this consortium will allow the Baylor University Libraries to enjoy reduced costs for additional academic resources and immediately bring the Baylor Libraries into conversation with key representatives at other top-tier research libraries. To learn more about the benefits of Baylor's membership in the CRL, visit their website at