Licensing Electronic Resources

The Library subscribes to well over a million ejournals, ebooks, and databases from thousands of publishers. They are licensed individually and in bundles, either directly or through one of many third-party aggregators or service providers. These licensed electronic resources amount to more than 70% of the Library’s annual collections expenditure of over $20 million. Here you can find information on the costs, decisions, and processes involved in making these materials available to the Cornell community.

Collections Expenditures

The Library is committed to openness and transparency and we publish as much of our subscription expenditure data as is legal and practical. Read our FAQ.

Big Deals negotiations

​​Read our Big Deals FAQ.