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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.

Ask a Librarian

  • Visit us
    Stop by (or set up a research consultation appointment) for help with an assignment or your research
  • Chat 24/7
    Chat with a real-live librarian any time, day or night
  • Phone us
    Call one of our reference desks for help
  • E-mail us
    Library staff will respond ASAP, often within 24 hours
  • See what others are asking
    Visit the Ask a Librarian blog

Choose your school to find your library:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

If you’re a student at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, you’ll want to start your library experience at Mann Library: they’ve got the resources you’ll need, and it’s where you’ll find items on reserve for your classes. Also, really good coffee.

College of Architecture, Art & Planning

If you’re a student at the College of Architecture, Art & Planning, you’ll want to start your library experience at the Fine Arts Library: they’ve got the resources you’ll need, and it’s where you’ll find items on reserve for your classes.

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

If you’re a student at the College of Engineering, you’ve got a great resource in the Engineering Virtual Library: librarians to help you, quiet study space to use, and computers with all the software you’ll need. Your class reserves will be held at Uris Library.

College of Human Ecology

If you’re a student at the College of Human Ecology, you’ll want to start your library experience at Mann Library: they’ve got the resources you’ll need, and it’s where you’ll find items on reserve for your classes.

ILR School

If you’re a student at the ILR School, you’ll want to start your library experience at Catherwood Library: they’ve got the resources you’ll need, and it’s where you’ll find items on reserve for your classes.

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.