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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.
Let the Library guide you through choosing a topic, finding materials, evaluating resources, citing sources and supporting your career research needs. Contact Engineering librarians, Business librarians, or Law librarians to schedule your one-on-one consultation.
- 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 us.
Borrowing and Delivery
As a Cornell student, you have access to thousands of ebooks via services like Overdrive, Springer, Wiley, 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 the book you want is checked out, lost, labeled a "reserve" item, or otherwise not available at Cornell OR if we do not own the book, you may request a copy of it via our Borrow Direct service. If you are new to this service, these step-by-step instructions on how to access Borrow Direct will walk you through how it works.
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. If a chapter within a book, or an article in a journal is not held in our collection, you can try requesting a scan of the item via InterLibrary Loan.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide books via 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. Visit the Cornell Library's services page to find additional information about 2CUL and how to obtain a Columbia Library card.
Other useful tools and resources:
Weill Cornell Medicine's Samuel J. Wood Library offers Cornellians space to study during their regular business hours, as well as on-site access to their resources. You can also check-out books from their collection.
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.
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.