Note to chatters

This guide will be updated as services and policies change. Let Erica Johns ( know if there is something that should be corrected or added. Please note: we want to keep this lean and to the point. We will work to add other items as needed or as available.

Most recent changes to services and policies

  • (7/29/2022)
    • Updated Equipment page to reflect Mann's new equipment rental policy.
  • (6/29/2022)
    • Response to queries about the Lincoln bust and Gettysburg address:

"President Lincoln’s bust was part of a temporary exhibit on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The bust was on display in the Rare and Manuscript Collections from 2013 to 2021. Cornell proudly possesses one of five known copies of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s hand. The original is safely sequestered, with a digital facsimile on permanent display. Additionally, five electronic Lincoln exhibitions are available for 24/7 viewing online ("

Please feel free to contact Patrick Stevens with additional questions that might arise at

Media request should be forwarded to Zsuzsa Koltay.

  •  (6/27/2022)
  • (6/08/2022)
    • Temporarily unable to access any of our Wiley journal subscriptions.
  • (2/11/2022)
    • Temporary access issues with Springer eBooks detailed in Springer eBooks page. 
  • (2/10/2022)
    • We will not have access to 2022 content from Wiley Online Journals until our renewal with them is complete. Until then, patrons should go through ILL.
  • (12/17/2021)
  • (10/6/2021)
    • Updated Equipment available to include Mann's sewing machines.
    • Career Services allows students to reserve private rooms for interviews and exams. More information in Library Spaces.
  • (9/13/2021) A few updates:
  • (8/25/2021) BACK TO SCHOOL UPDATE: The entire guide has been updated to reflect current operations. Each page has been updated, but here are some highlights:
    • Physical Materials: Patrons have the option of requesting materials at regular or contactless locations. Full list of locations on the page.
    • Library Spaces: All libraries (except Adelson) are open. This page now lists reservable rooms (with links) for each library.
    • Course Reserves: Some libraries have maintained self-serve reserves.
    • Equipment and Laptops: Lists of all available laptops and equipment at different units. Mann and Olin should have their laptops available for circulation in the next day or two.
    • Printing and Other On-site Services: Locations of all CU Printers; Updated info on Poster Printing at Mann
    • New FOLIO Page: A list of known issues that people ask about on chat--such as failed renewals.

I expect there to be fewer procedural changes this semester, but I'll try to keep the guide up to date. If you notice something missing/out of date, just let me (Natasha) know!