Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit membership organization of libraries and archives in major public and private universities, federal government agencies, and large public institutions in Canada and the US. We are a forum for the exchange of ideas and a catalyst for collective action to create, share, and sustain our global knowledge. We advocate on research libraries’ behalf, convene our research and higher education partners, share intelligence on current issues, and develop the next generation of diverse library leaders.