Ithaca College & Cornell On-site Borrowing Program

We strongly urge you to check ahead of time with the desired partner library that you would like to visit to make sure they are open and operational. See Hybrid library for a hybrid semester: COVID-19 updates for the latest information on library services. Since visitors are not allowed on Cornell’s campus, we are unable to extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to patrons from other institutions.

What is the Ithaca College & Cornell On-site Borrowing Program?

Cornell students, faculty and staff can check out materials on-site at Ithaca College!

Are you a Cornellian who is planning to visit Ithaca College?

Are you visiting Cornell from Ithaca College?

  • Submit your Library Card application here.

  • Visit the Library Public Services Office in 116 Olin Library, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Present a government issued photo ID card (passport, driver's license)

  • In order to verify your status, you will be asked to log into your Ithaca College online library account.

Your Cornell Library Card will:

  • Be valid for one year from the issuing date.
  • Allow physical access and borrowing of circulating books and DVDs at all Cornell libraries. *
  • The following page summarizes all the policies for Ithaca College patrons:
  • The fee for local residents will be waived for IC faculty, students, and staff.
  • Items can be returned at either Cornell or at Ithaca College.

* At this time, the Law Library is not participating in the on-site borrowing program.  If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Scotese at