About ACRL

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians.

Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.

ACRL staff in Portland
Celebrating ACRL's 75th Anniversary

ACRL helps members:

Learn, grow, innovate, lead, and succeed as individuals and as part of the academic library community.

Build capacity to contribute to the greater good and enhance professional pride and purpose.

Connect to a global community committed to transforming academia.

Find your home within ALA.

Join ACRL today!