College and Research Libraries The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) makes available more than four million publications, archives and collections to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, social science and science holdings. Center materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries such as Valparaiso University. The Center's turnaround time averages less than one business day for all routine requests.

Center for Research Libraries

To search the CRL catalog, go to . Note that not all CRL materials are cataloged. To browse their collections by subject, including uncataloged material, go to the CRL Topic Guide page.

The Center’s resources include:

  • CRL holds approximately 10,000 titles from countries in all world regions, and from every state in the U.S., including more than 1,800 U.S. ethnic and African American papers. They subscribe to more than 300 newspapers from 96 countries and to 36 U.S. ethnic press papers.
  • Foreign journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries
  • More than 800,000 international dissertations
  • Area Studies - Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and more.

If you want to request materials from CRL, please use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan request system. Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at if you have questions about borrowing CRL materials. If you would like to see CRL's loan policies, they are available online.