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We are members of multiple consortia and other collaborative organizations that allow us to coordinate the development of robust network scale collections and ensure future access to scholarship. Participation in these groups represents a long term investment aligned with our values and mission, and also has immediate benefits for Duke library patrons. Three such partnerships are highlighted below.

Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)

TRLN is a long-standing consortium for developing collections and sharing resources. Duke patrons have borrowing privileges at the other TRLN libraries at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patrons can search TRLN materials directly from the Duke Libraries catalog and request that items be delivered to their home library.

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC)

IPLC is a collaborative effort to leverage collective assets and improve access to scholarship. Duke patrons have enhanced interlibrary loan and on-site access to the collections of the twelve other partners: Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

CRL is an international consortium that preserves and makes available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions. As a member institution, Duke patrons have access to extended interlibrary loan, digital delivery of content, and the ability to submit requests that material be purchased via CRL. Program details can be found on the CRL website.