Research Libraries UK (RLUK) is a consortium of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland

Our purpose is to shape the research library agenda and contribute to the wider knowledge economy through innovative projects and services that add value and impact to the process of research and researcher-training. We contribute to the health of society through the preservation and sharing of knowledge: one of the pillars of an open society.

These are exciting times for the research sector. We believe there is so much more that we can do together to shape collections and services in support of academic excellence.

These four roles define our work and our membership offer. They enable us to promote the research library community as a vibrant and integral element of the scholarly landscape.

We convene our 37 members around the issues that affect them

We represent their collective voice

We support them as they face shared challenges

We advocate on their behalf

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