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.

Computing and Equipment

Find public computing space in campus libraries, as well as additional equipment and technology.

Copyright and Digitization

Information about copyright and digitization services at the Library.

Course Reserves

Instructions for students on finding course reserves and for faculty on submitting them. Reserves FAQ for instructors and copyright information.

Disability Services

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

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

View a list of library classrooms, meeting centers, labs and other spaces; learn which areas have computers, printers and other equipment available; and find out how to reserve spaces available for public use.


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.

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 Communication and Open Access

Learn about the Library's scholarly communication and open access intitiatives.