The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines. CRL holds approximately five million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Current acquisitions emphasize materials produced outside of the United States, especially publications and archives from developing regions. CRL's Area Microform Projects are important sources of this material.
CRL items are currently searchable and requestable via the USF Libraries catalog. USF's CRL membership allows faculty, students, and staff to request materials through interlibrary loan for extended periods to support their research.