Canadian Association of Research Libraries

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Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Established 1976
President Martha Whitehead, Queen's University
Address 309 Cooper Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada Ottawa, Canada

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) was established in 1976 and brings together thirty-one research libraries. Twenty-nine members are university libraries, plus Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI).[1]

Mission and objectives[edit]

The organization's mission is to "enhance the capacity of Canada’s research libraries to partner in research and higher education, seeking effective and sustainable scholarly communication and public policy encouraging of research and broad access to scholarly information."[2]

CARL established three priorities:

  • Transforming scholarly communications
  • Influencing public policy to foster an environment that favours research and innovation.
  • Advancing the research library.[3]

CARL members[edit]

CARL members include 29 university libraries and 2 federal libraries.

Participating university libraries:

Federal libraries:

Partnership and Collaboration[edit]

CARL works with a number of other organizations, including:


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