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CRL Overview:
Pepperdine Libraries, along with more than 200 libraries in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany and Hong Kong, are a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). CRL is a non-profit international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. 

Pepperdine's membership provides free access to CRL's collections via interlibrary loan. Members of the Pepperdine community (students, faculty, and staff) can request unlimited items from the collection; loan periods are six months and borrowers have unlimited renewals unless the item has been recalled by CRL.

The Center for Research Libraries provides access to vast collections and electronic resources

  • Approximately five million items, including the largest circulating collection of newspapers in North America, 38,000 foreign journals and 800,000 foreign dissertations. Major microfilm and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia; and more.
  • No-cost document delivery of articles from the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology's extensive collection of serials.
  • Online access to the LLMC-Digital database of over 51 million pages and 100,000 volumes of at-risk primary legal and government publications.
  • Demand purchases: CRL purchases materials at no charge on request for researchers (maximum of $2,000/researcher per year) in three areas: foreign dissertations, newspapers, and archival materials.
  • Individualized consultations on research materials available through CRL’s User Services Liaison.

Contact your subject liaison for more information.

CRL Collection Highlights:


















 Digital Collections

  • Brazilian government documents
  • Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Education
  • Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
  • Dziennik Zwiazkowy (1908-1917)
  • Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848
  • Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
  • TRAIL: Technical Reports Archive and Image Library
  • Other items digitized for researchers are available through CRL’s catalog

 Foreign Dissertations


  • Foreign-language science and technology periodicals
  • US trade and industrial journals
  • South Asian serials

  Area Studies Projects & Topic Guides

  • Collections from around the globe
  • Materials from:
    • Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe.
  • View CRL's topic guides

  Specialized Collections

Searching CRL:

To limit your search results to items held by CRL, select "Center for Research Libraries" from the search limit dropdown menu on the library catalog.


Resources from CRL are available through interlibrary loan: