Members of the Association of Research Libraries are a community of research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that address issues of concern to the library, research, higher education, and scholarly communities.

As a community, member directors and library staff benefit from:

  • Creating and influencing the national and international library and higher education agenda
  • Sharpening and expanding the sphere of influence at the institutional level in policies and operations
  • Developing strategies to define the research library of the 21st century
  • Engaging in forums from which to learn and discuss common goals and interests
  • Sharing expertise and collaborating on collections, services, and projects

For additional information about ARL's principles and procedures for membership, please review Becoming a Member.



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