Temple Joins the Center for Research Libraries

We are pleased to announce that Temple University Libraries has joined theCenter for Research Libraries (CRL), a one-of-a-kind consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries.

This will provide Temple’s researchers and scholars with access to a vast, unique collection of over four million resources, many of which are materials produced outside the United States, including publications and archives from many developing nations, and most of which are only available through participation in this program.

For example, the Center holds the only copies in North America of over 800,000 foreign dissertations, some of the earliest African-American newspapers, and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge security force – all of which are now available to Temple faculty and students.

CRL has many additional collection strengths, including area studies, U.S. regional and ethnic newspapers, foreign government documents, and international journals, 50 percent of which are in the sciences.

All materials in the Center’s catalog are available for long-term loan to the Temple libraries. Materials can be kept for up to 2 years if not requested by another CRL patron.

To find the CRL catalog on our website, click on “Find Books”, then Other Catalogs. Please note that CRL holdings are represented in WorldCat. Anything listed in the CRL catalog can be requested through our Interlibrary Loan services.

CRL is located on the campus of the University of Chicago. Temple scholars visiting Chicago are welcome to visit the Center and use the collections in-house. Faculty and students visiting Chicago should contact the Reading Room at least three business days in advance of their desired visit. The number of the reading room is (773)955-4545 ext.347 and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 2:00.
If you have any questions, please contact
Penelope Myers, Head of Access Service at 215 204-0749, pmyers@temple.edu,
Justin Hill, Head of Interlibrary Loan borrowing at 215 204-0752,jhill@temple.edu, or
the librarian subject specialist for your area.

— Penelope Myers

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