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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 -- 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