University Librarian

Welcome from the University Librarian

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Welcome! On behalf of the staff of Cornell University Library, I’m pleased to invite you to take advantage of everything the Library has to offer.

We believe outstanding scholarship begins with an outstanding library experience. I hope you’ll make frequent use of our cutting-edge services, world-class collections and inspiring study spaces, all of which are all here to help you succeed.

You don’t have to take my word for it: Cornell’s graduating seniors consistently rate the Library the No. 1 service on campus. Faculty members rank the Library as the most satisfying aspect of their work life, contributing to research breakthroughs.

Librarians are experts in the tools of 21st century scholarship, and can help Cornellians save time and enhance their research with innovative methods. Our work in digitization, preservation, open access and fair use makes information more accessible and broadens Cornell’s reach. Library partnerships and programs expand international access to information, advancing Cornell’s land-grant mission and helping to create positive change through the spread of knowledge around the world.

I hope you’ll learn more about this wonderful Library by exploring our website, and visiting in person. Please get in touch with any comments or suggestions about how we can make the Library even better.

Gerald R. Beasley
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian


Office of the University Library Administration
Cornell University Library
201 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-5301

Phone: (607) 255-6875 or 3393
Fax: (607) 255-6788