Association of College and Research Libraries

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Association of College and Research Libraries
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Website Association of College and Research Libraries

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improving learning, teaching, and research.

ACRL is the largest division of the ALA. ACRL currently has a membership of approximately 13,000, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership. ACRL provides a broad range of professional services and programs for a diverse membership.

The Association publishes an open access journal, College & Research Libraries.

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