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Returning Library Materials
Libraries open for walk-ins
- Africana Library
- Catherwood Library
- Fine Arts Library
- Kheel Center (Patrons are strongly encouraged to an make an appointment to ensure access.)
- Kroch Library's Asia Collections
- Law Library (for the Law School community only)
- Management Library (for the Johnson School community only)
- Mathematics Library
- Mann Library
- Music Library (Cornell visitors swipe in at North entrance. Non-Cornell visitors please make an appointment.)
- Olin Library
- Uris Library
- Veterinary Library (for the College of Veterinary Medicine community only)
The Engineering Library space is closed for the summer but feel free to ask us questions
The Nestlé Library space is closed for the summer but feel free to ask us questions
No appointments are needed for gallery viewing at the Hirshland Gallery of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC). Appointments are still required for RMC research consultations and access to the reading room. Check here for hours and more info.
Research by appointment
Rare and Manuscript Collections reading room and consultations: Schedule your appointment
. (Starting July 1 non-Cornell visitors can make appointments, too.) No appointments are needed for gallery viewing at the Hirshland Gallery.
Contactless pickup of physical collection items
Contactless pickup is available for items from the circulating collections of all of our libraries. Demand for the contactless pickup service is high, so please plan ahead. If you cannot use contactless pickup to access our circulating physical collections, please use this form to request an accommodation.
Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan
Laptop and equipment loans
Laptop loans are currently unavailable as we are upgrading our laptops. We will be back for the Fall with a new and improved lineup.
(projectors, cameras, GPS units, etc.) are available at Mann Library.
Individual and group study rooms
Please install CU Print
and submit your print jobs
ahead of time so that you only have to release your print job with your Cornell ID when you get to the printers. Please wipe machines before and after use.
Black-and-white and color CUPrint printers are available for walk-in use in the Mann Library mannUfactory and Uris Library Tower Lab.
Printers and scanners are also available in Mann, Olin, and Uris Libraries quiet study spaces.
To access our extensive online collections start at our home page
, or, if you are used to going to your favorite licensed resources directly, use Passkey
to get through the paywalls.
If you want to browse items that are shelved together because they share a topic, you can use the new 'virtual browse' feature of the library catalog
on the vast majority of our holdings. When displaying an item of interest, scroll down to browse similar volumes across our libraries, as well as most similar digital items. Or, for a text-based alternative, you can try the call number browse
When you find promising titles that do not have table of content information in the catalog yet, you can request scans of tables of contents or of specific sections to help you determine which are most likely to be relevant before making a contactless pickup request. More information
Scans via email
is available from the circulating collections of all of our libraries as well as Olin Library's map collection, and the rare and distinctive collections held at the Kheel Center, Mann Library, and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Articles and chapters can be requested for electronic delivery.
The Library’s course reserves service
is in an online, accessible environment to the fullest degree possible, while remaining responsive to instructor needs. See information on physical course reserves under on-site services.
Print purchase and delivery
In case of urgent teaching needs, Cornell instructors can use our emergency print purchase and delivery service
. If there is no electronic version available of a requested book and you are unable to come to campus to retrieve a print copy, we will attempt to purchase it in print and have it shipped directly from the vendor to the home address of the instructor.
Virtual research help
Rare and distinctive collections
Remote access to specialized software
We provide remote access to select applications such as ArcGIS and Rhino as well as facilitate remote access to Bloomberg. More information at Apps on Demand
Returning Library Materials
Returning Cornell University Library, Borrow Direct, or Interlibrary Loan materials
The Library has eliminated late fees
(except for items that have been recalled by another patron.) Billing for lost item replacement fees has resumed.
If at all possible, return library materials in person. The book return slot to the left of Olin Library's entrance is open and so are the drop boxes at the Africana Library, the Library Annex, Catherwood Library, Fine Arts Library, Law Library, Mathematics Library, Mann Library, Music Library, Uris Library, and the Veterinary Library. Email the Library Public Services
office for special arrangements if you need to keep the items longer or have a large number of items to return. If you are not returning to campus, please contact the Library Public Services
office to discuss options for mailing the items back to us.