Welcome to Cornell University Library, and to the beginning... of the rest of your life!
Just kidding. But this page is intended to introduce you to the Library, both our physical locations and our online resources. No matter which school you're enrolled in or which major you study, any library on campus is open to you -- including their study spaces, public computers, cafes and print materials. And our online materials -- starting with library.cornell.edu -- are available 24/7. All you have to do is ask (a librarian).
Go to tours, workshops, and other orientation events to learn about the Library.
Choose your school to find your library:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Architecture, Art & Planning
College of Arts & Sciences
What's your maj-- Oh, right, you probably haven't picked one yet. No worries.
In general, students in the College of Arts & Sciences will want to spend time at Olin Library and Uris Library: they cover a wide variety of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. You’ll also find course reserves for classes there, as well as librarians to help you with your research. And Olin Library has a popular café (which can also help with research).
Once you decide on a major, you’ll also want to spend time at one of the other libraries on campus: the Africana Library, Fine Arts Library, Kroch Asia Library, Mathematics Library, Music Library, and Physical Sciences Virtual Library will all be there to help, with resources, librarians and reserves for your classes.
College of Engineering
College of Human Ecology
School of Hotel Administration
If you’re a student at the School of Hotel Administration, you've got a great resource in the Nestlé Library, located in the Marriott Student Learning Center: librarians to help you, study space to use, and computers with all the software you'll need. Your class reserves will be held at Catherwood Library.