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Cornell Tech Library Services & Research: Accessing Library Resources

Guide to library resources for the Cornell NYC Tech Campus.

Have a question?

Ask a Librarian at Cornell Tech.  This is your gateway to research support, whether you're looking for help with a class assignment or are working on a community engagement project.  Looking for a resource and can't find it?  We're happy to help you navigate our resources and want to know about your research needs.


When you are on the Cornell Tech campus you will connect automatically to most library resources. When you’re off-campus, use the links in this guide or start your search at the Engineering Library, the Management Library, or the Law Library websites for full access to all databases, online journals, article texts, and other resources requiring a Cornell subscription. When you click on subscription-only resources, you’ll be prompted for your NetID and password to begin two-factor authentication.

Research Support

Let the Library guide you through choosing a topic, finding materials, evaluating resources, citing sources and supporting your career research needs.  Contact the Engineering Library, the Management Library, or the Law Library to schedule your one-on-one consultation.



Useful Links

JournalTOCs - Keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly journal tables of contents from multiple publishers, over 14,000 titles.

LabArchive - Create, share, and store documents of all kinds on a cloud-based system.

Citation management tools: Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, style guides, and other citation management resources.

Recommend a Purchase - Submit an online request for new items.



Not sure who to contact with your question or where to start?  Email





Borrowing and Delivery


Looking for a book?

As a Cornell student, you have access to thousands of ebooks via services like OverdriveSpringerWiley, and other platforms. When you search for a book in the library catalog, select "Online" from the results screen to filter for ebooks.

If the book you want is not available online (print only), you can request available books from the Ithaca campus library by scrolling down to select the Request link, and then selecting Cornell Tech for the campus location.

If an item is checked out, you may be able to request a Recall of the item, however, this can take several weeks. From the library record, scroll down to select Request, then select Recall, and Cornell Tech for delivery location.

If there is a chapter within a book, or an article in a print-only journal held in the stacks, you can use the ScanIt service.  As you are not located in Ithaca, there will be no fee.  Please indicate in the Notes field that you are eligible for a fee exemption as you are located at the Tech Campus.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide BorrowDirect or InterLibrary Loan to the Cornell Tech campus. Please contact the library for assistance getting books in NYC.


2CUL- Cornell University Library and Columbia University Libraries have partnered in a reciprocal borrowing program for current students, faculty and staff of each institution. Users may register for a library card at the partner library and borrow books when visiting that campus. Cornell Tech students and faculty receive the same borrowing privileges as their Columbia patron group counterpart. Additional information about 2CUL and how to obtain a Columbia Library card can be found here.

Other useful tools and resources:

New York Public Library provides library cards free of charge to any person who lives, works, attends school, or pays property taxes in New York State.

Cool Tools - Find newly developed technology tools that make it easier to research and share information, including Passkey.

Disability Services - Find a full list of assistive technology and ways to access library services.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cornell Tech library team for assistance.


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