CRL is a consortium of colleges, universities, and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere, with more than 5 million volumes of research materials rarely held in North American libraries. UC San Diego is a member.
CRL holds over 4 million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. These holdings are available for use by students, scholars, and other researchers affiliated with CRL member institutions.