Your doc doesn't seems to be helpful.
Are you sure that this library is operational with your build ? I know that Windows doesn't like to mix library build mixed (one with CRT of Visual Studio 2003, with another library using the crt of Visual Studio 2015).
Furthermore « crash » is not helpful, because the cause of the crash maybe intern to your library (i.e. you make a good call, but the library doesn't initialize well); don't you have an error message/code ?
Did you test to load that library with a regular and plain hello world in visual studio ?
Hope all my questions will help you.
P.S. : I suppose that you don't have the code of the library but must use it ? Can't you ask the support an C++ example ?