Industrial and Labor Relations Library

Quiet study is available on the first floor of Catherwood Library; ILR students, staff, and faculty can access this space via card swipe with their Cornell ID during the hours that the building is open.

Books from the Catherwood collection are available through the existing contactless pickup locations at the Africana Center Entrance, Annex Garage Entrance, Mann Lobby, or Uris clock tower.

The Kheel Center archives remain closed to patrons but staff are available to make scans and help with your primary source needs. Please contact for assistance.

As the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America, the Martin P. Catherwood Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) Library supports instruction and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. Its extensive materials are concentrated in the areas of collective bargaining, economic and social statistics, labor and employment law, labor economics, labor history, labor unions, human resources, income security, international and comparative labor relations, negotiation and conflict resolution and organizational behavior. Primary source materials for research are the focus of the Library's Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, which is a major repository for labor union archives, union constitutions, collective bargaining agreements, rare pamphlets, photographs, films and oral histories.

178,689 print volumes
48,834 microforms


7:30am - 8pm Open





(607) 254-5370


(607) 255-2277


229 Ives Hall
Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

Kheel Center

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