Navigating the Digital Library

Cornell University Library Gateway, the Library's homepage; access information about the collections and services offered at the 16 individual libraries (virtual & physical) that collectively comprise the Cornell University Library (CUL).

Search the Cornell Library Catalog to find over 8 million books, 90,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers, and over 100,000 digital resources--including specialized subject databases, electronic journals, and e-books.

  • Article Searching & More (Summon)
    Summon is a customized search engine which lets you search across most of Cornell's online resources from a single search box. You will find scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, e-books, audio files, and video files.
  • Library Guides
    A listing of library/research guides created by Cornell University librarians.
  • Interlibrary Loan Services
    Provides access to books, journal articles and other materials that Cornell doesn't own.
  • Borrow Direct
    A reciprocal-borrowing service from a consortium of the Ivy League libraries that provides quick access to over 40 million books.
  • Research Consultation
    You can set up an appointment with a subject librarian to get help with your research.
  • Ask a Librarian
    You can ask your research questions by not only stopping a reference desk in person but also calling, emailing, texting a question or using IM to chat with a librarian 24/7! Our librarians are skilled researchers and can help you find the resources you need.