Kroch Library, Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (Carl A. Kroch Library) includes more than 400,000 rare books and more than 70 million manuscripts, maps, photographs, prints and other visual media. The Division also houses the Cornell University Archives. Significant areas of concentration include medieval and Renaissance studies, 18th-century France and England, 19th- and 20th-century America, Anglo-American literature, sexuality and the history of science. Outstanding collections include: the largest collection on the French Revolution outside of Paris, the largest collection on the history of witchcraft in North America, the largest collection on Icelandic culture in North America, the world's second largest collection on William Wordsworth, and one of the nation's founding collections on slavery and the abolitionist movement. Other collections focus on ornithology, New York state, and architecture and city planning. Collections are located on the 2B level of the Carl A. Kroch Library, which features a secure, climate-controlled vault, an exhibition gallery, a reading room and classrooms. Library staff is dedicated to making original research materials available to the Cornell community and to the public through exhibitions, classes and public presentations.

Holdings
433,858 print volumes
44,966 cubic feet of manuscript material

Hours

Library Hours for Academic Semester

Rare
Spring 2015
January 21, 2015 - May 19, 2015

Default Hours

    Sunday: Closed All Day
    Monday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Saturday: Closed All Day

Exceptions

March 7 (March 7, 2015 - March 7, 2015)

    Saturday, March 7: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 14 (March 14, 2015 - March 14, 2015)

    Saturday, March 14: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 21 (March 21, 2015 - March 21, 2015)

    Saturday, March 21: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 11 (April 11, 2015 - April 11, 2015)

    Saturday, April 11: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 18 (April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015)

    Saturday, April 18: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 25 (April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015)

    Saturday, April 25: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May 2 (May 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015)

    Saturday, May 2: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Website

Contact

Reference

(607) 255-3530

Circulation

Address

Level 2B, Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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