Teaching & Course Support

Developing your Students’ Skills

Cornell librarians can help develop your students’ skills in researching, managing, and evaluating information. We offer in-person and remote instruction sessions as well as the option of custom research guides, tutorials, and videos. Learn more about the ways we can support your class.

Arranging Readings for your Students

The Library can help secure readings for your students through our Course Reserve service, both digitally and in print.

Physical items may also be placed on reserve, although there is plenty of evidence that students use e-reserves more heavily than physical reserves.

Teaching with Rare and Distinctive Collections

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Kheel Center, Mann Library, Kroch Asia Library, and the Law Library have digital images, rare and distinctive collections, and online exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects that can be used for primary source writing and research assignments. Librarians and archivists in these units can help instructors incorporate visits to see these materials or provide digital reproductions of them for class use.

Referring your Students to Us for Help

Your Connection to the Library

Liaisons are the librarians who connect you and your department 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, and can refer you to other library experts.