Help for International Students

We can help you learn to use library resources and services, become a better researcher and stay connected to your community.

Help using the Library

  • Ask questions! Library staff are friendly and approachable and can help you with all aspects of using the library and finding materials for your research papers and course assignments. Ask a Librarian to call, send email, ask in person at any service desk, or connect online 24/7.
  • Go on tours of the libraries to learn where helpful people, collections, specialized services, and study spaces are located (check your orientation schedule or ask in any library for tour schedules).
  • Attend a free workshop to learn about the organization, services and resources in academic libraries. Introduction to Academic Libraries in the United States, Get Started with Library Research, and Essential Research Tools are highly recommended, and are usually scheduled at the beginning of the semester.

Help with research

Help staying connected with your community

Introducing students from China to the services and resources of Cornell University Library.