Washington Research Library Consortium

Consortial Abbreviation: 
WRLC
Brief Description: 

The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) was established in 1987 by some of the major universities in the Washington D.C. area to share library collections and information technology in order to enhance the resources available to their students and faculty.

WRLC provides mission-critical services to its member universities:

  • information technology supporting library operations and resource-sharing
  • access to online resources
  • technologies to support digital collections and share campus scholarship, and
  • offsite storage to free valuable space in campus libraries.

Vision
    
The Washington Research Library Consortium will be a catalyst creating synergies
among the partner universities to enable the success of learning and scholarship.

Mission    

The Washington Research Library Consortium is a collaborative partnership
providing proactive and responsive, innovative, cost-effective access to shared
information resources, services and expertise.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Storage facilities
Other Functions: 
Shared integrated library management system
Mailing Address: 
WRLC 901 Commerce Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
301-390-2000
Fax: 
301-390-2020
Staff Contacts: 
Mark Jacobs, Executive Director 301-390-2031 jacobs@wrlc.org Aaron Krebeck, Director of Library and User Services 301-390-2030 krebeck@wrlc.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
9
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Number of Staff: 
19.00