The Lafayette Libraries is a member of the Center for Research Libraries, so Lafayette students, faculty, and staff have access to CRL’s rich collection of over 5 million volumes, including international newspapers, U.S. ethnic newspapers, and foreign dissertations.
You can identify CRL materials you’d like to use by searching the CRL Catalog. You’ll also find records for CRL’s digital materials included in the Lafayette Library Catalog. You can also learn more about CRL’s offerings by consulting one of their many Topic Guides.
Interlibrary loan requests for CRL materials can be placed directly from the CRL Catalog. There’s no limit to the number of items that can be requested, loan periods are six months, and renewals are unlimited unless the item has been recalled for another researcher. CRL also delivers materials in digital format to support research and teaching, and a growing number of digital collections are available. The Center’s “Demand Purchase Program” even allows Lafayette users to request the purchase of foreign dissertations, newspapers, and microform archives not already available in the collection.