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Independent Research Libraries Association

"The Independent Research Libraries Association was established in 1972 in order to address the future of independent, privately-supported research libraries. From its inception, IRLA has dealt with common needs and aspirations -- how to preserve the precious cultural heritage represented in our vast collections, how best to serve the public and the world of scholarship, and how to finance and manage costly, fragile libraries that must survive largely without the security of public or university support." (From the )

View a tabulation of the Automation systems used by IRLA members.


American Antiquarian Society
American Philosophical Society
Brown University
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Folger Shakespeare Library
Getty Research Institute
Hagley Museum and Library
Herzog August Bibliothek