The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.
CRL's deep and diverse collections are built by specialists and experts at the major U.S. and Canadian research universities, who work together to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and to ensure its long-term integrity and accessibility to researchers in the CRL community.
UVic researchers can borrow material from CRL via Interlibrary Loan. This is typically high-volume (entire collections), long-term (whole semester)loans, which can be used for research or teaching.
CRL holds more than 16,000 newspaper titles from countries in all world regions, and from every US state, including more than 1,800 U.S. ethnic titles and some of the earliest African American papers. CRL currently subscribes to newspapers from 50 countries and to more than two dozen US general circulation titles and ethnic press papers.
CRL microfilms current issues of selected foreign newspapers on an ongoing basis, in addition to the back files of important foreign newspapers identified through collaborative programs like the Area Materials Projects, part of the Global Resources Programs.