How to Use Our Catalog

Find nearly everything owned by the Cornell University Library by searching the Cornell Library 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 My Account link at upper right allows you to see what you have checked out; you can also renew your books from this page.

A book you might find using this catalog:

Some things to know about the Cornell Library Catalog:

  • It lists the holdings of all the Cornell libraries (Mann, Olin, Law, Uris, Catherwood, etc.).
  • You cannot find journal articles in this catalog. Only the titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers are listed along with the years and volumes that we own. To find articles, click on the Finding Articles tab in this guide.
  • The Cornell Library Catalog uses the Library of Congress Call number system. These call numbers can help you locate books in the library stacks.