Borrow, Renew, Return Policies

View your account and find out how to get materials delivered from the Annex or other Cornell libraries. Find out how to obtain guest borrowing privileges at Columbia University. For alumni and non-Cornell users, find out how to get Cornell Library guest borrowing privileges.

Borrow Direct, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Material Requests

Cornell University Library has extensive collections as well as partnerships with other universities to help you get the materials you need for your classes and research. View your options and get what what you need as quickly as possible.

Copyright and Digitization

Information about copyright and digitization services at the Library.

Disability Services

Find a full list of assistive technology and ways to access library services.

Evidence Synthesis Service

Cornell University Library offers an evidence synthesis service to research staff, graduate students and faculty at Cornell.

Instruction and Workshops

Sign up for a free workshop, request a research session and more.

Library Liaisons

Liaisons are your go-to librarians, connecting you to library services and collections. They are subject specialists who provide support for faculty and student research, instruction, and scholarly communication, who build rich library collections or can refer you to other library experts.

Library Spaces

Information about available library study spaces.


OverDrive is a system by which current Cornell students, faculty and staff can check out and download e-books and audio books.

Passkey and other tools

Find newly developed technology tools that make it easier to research and share information.

Privacy Services

Services for digital privacy literacy, licensing, risk consultations, and public computing.

Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG)

Services and expertise related to the management of research data are distributed throughout multiple units at Cornell University. The RDMSG provides expert referrals to research data services, and guidance on writing and implementing data management plans.

Scholarly Publishing, Repositories, and Open Access

Learn about the Library's scholarly publishing, digital repositories, and open access initiatives.

Streaming Video

Stream video using Swank Motion Pictures and Kanopy on-demand streaming service.

Visiting Partner Libraries

Information about visiting partner libraries.