Cornell University Library is at the center of Cornell’s vibrant intellectual life. Expert librarians are available in person—and online 24/7—to help navigate our world-class collections and assist with papers, exam prep, and research projects. We're a home away from home, with warm, inviting spaces for solo study and high-tech, flexible spaces for group work. Students and faculty agree: The Library is an important contributor to their academic success.
Cornell University Unit Libraries
- Adelson Library (ornithology)
- Albert R. Mann Library (life sciences, agriculture, applied social sciences, human ecology)
- Carl A. Kroch Library, Division of Asia Collections
- Carl A. Kroch Library, Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
- Edna McConnell Clark Library (physical sciences)
- Engineering Library
- Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library
- Harold Uris Library (humanities, social sciences, and engineering)
- John Henrik Clarke Africana Library
- John M. Olin Library (humanities and social sciences)
- Law Library
- Library Annex (high-density storage)
- Management Library
- Martin P. Catherwood Library (industrial and labor relations) and Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Other Libraries and Collections
Anne Carry Durland Memorial Alternatives Library
Located in Anabel Taylor Hall, the Durland Alternatives Library provides resources in support of the Center for Transformative Action. This library is dedicated to providing free and open access to materials expressing viewpoints and information not readily available through mainstream publications and mass-media sources.
Bailey Hortorium Library
The Bailey Hortorium Library is a collection of botanical books and journals that represents the personal library of our Hortorium's founder, Liberty Hyde Bailey, combined with the library of Cornell's old Wiegand Herbarium.
The Career Library in Barnes has one goal: to help you find the best career-related information in the shortest time possible.
The Cornell Club, New York
Relax in the quiet Andrew Dickson White Library.
Residing in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Macaulay Library houses the world's largest archive of animal sounds and associated video.
Paleontological Research Institution Library
Housed in PRI's Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, our library of over 60,000 volumes focuses on paleontology, geology, and natural history. The Wells Rare Book Room includes an important collection of books on corals, mollusks, and foraminiferans. In addition to our library, we have an extensive collection of photographic and glass slides, photos, and memorabilia from PRI Directors and other notable scientists.
Women's Resource Center Library
The Cornell Women's Resource Center Library has information on dating, stress, health, and sexual harassment, as well as the many local support agencies in Tompkins County. Located in Willard Straight Hall.
Mary Donlon Hall Library
You'll find a small, quiet library space on the first floor of this unusual postmodern building.
Located in Risley Hall, the RisLibrary is more of a quiet place to study than a library. It does house the second largest collection of romance novels on campus, though (after the Cornell Library, of course).
Snee Hall Reading Room
A glass-enclosed reading room with a view of the Cascadilla gorge.