Browsing Library Collections Remotely

Even when we can't waltz through the magical stacks of our campus libraries, we can still browse the contents of the Cornell collections. The guide linked here will walk you through some of the methods you can use to explore these collections remotely.

This guide will show you how to:

  • Call number browse. Have you ever gone into the stacks for one book you're looking for, and then found other useful items on the shelves nearby? Our call number browse feature allows you to do the same thing remotely!
  • Browse new books. Many of Cornell's libraries feature displays of our newest and most noteworthy books. Use this feature of our catalog to see what's new at the Cornell University Library!
  • Find tables of contents. Sometimes you just need to scan through a book or journal's table of contents to see if it's what you're looking for. This section of the guide describes a number of options to do so from your computer.

We also offer a tutorial on how to find books in this new environment, and if you've decided that eBooks are the way to go, we offer an entire guide on how to find them.

Andrew Dickson White Room (Uris Library) - "The President's Library"