Find nearly everything owned by the Cornell University Library by searching our Catalog. This includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, audiotapes, music CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, manuscripts, microfilm, microfiche--in short, anything the Library owns.
This online catalog also allows you to recall or put a hold on items that are currently checked out by other library users. Clicking on the Request button allows you to access our delivery services--library to library, Borrow Direct, and Interlibrary Loan.
Example of a print book you might find using this catalog:
The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.
Olin Library GR 550 .Z59 2012
Example of an online book (eBook) you might find using this catalog:
Two things to remember about our Catalog:
1. This online catalog lists the holdings of all Cornell libraries.
2. You cannot find journal articles in this catalog. Find the titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers and our holdings: the years and volumes we have and whether available online, in print, or both.
If we don't have a BOOK that you need or if we have the book but it's checked out:
Connect to Borrow Direct, search for the book and if it's available from another Ivy League university, we will have it shipped to Cornell. Borrowing period is six weeks, renewable once. Books arrive in 3-4 business days. (This service is for BOOKS only).
If we don't own an item that you need (any item -- journal article, DVD, dissertation, etc.) :
Interlibrary Loan Service
If Cornell Library does not have an item you need, use our interlibrary loan service to request a copy of an article that we request from other libraries. Scanned articles or chapters usually arrive in a few days; borrowed Items can arrive in as little as a few days to a couple of weeks.
We invite you to ask the reference staff if you are having trouble finding a particular book or journal.