The Collaboration Program with Universities and Research Institutions (CURI) was launched in 2013. As a national research library of law, political science and history, the Library of Parliament seeks close ties with colleges and universities teaching related subjects. The direct aim of the initiative is to increase the number of the library’s patrons and indirectly increase the library's reputation in the higher education and research sectors as well as in academia.
On 10th April 2015 a conference was held in the Hunter Hall of the Parliament to which prominent representatives of higher education institutions were invited.
The key elements of the cooperation programme:
Of course, the cooperation can take place in other areas, depending on the individual agreements between the Library and the institutions (eg. receiving trainees, collaboration on digitization projects).