This guide points Cornell affiliated patrons and beyond ways to learn and contribute to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion measures and events through Cornell University Libraries, Cornell University and in Ithaca, New York.

If you are interested in finding more resources on this topic the research support tab will take you to our resource specific guide covering different materials in our collections.

Topics covered in this guide include but are not limited to historically marginalized and non-protected classes of people.This includes minorities in categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, religion, income inequality, first-generation university students, veterans, disability/ableism, ageism, nationality and LGBTQ status.


 Reach out to collaborate with us on diversity projects involving collections, spaces, research, and more!!

Nationwide Library Diversity Standards

Diversity standards provided by the National Library Community.

Higher Education Diversity Initiatives

Cornell University Libraries' Mission

Cornell University Library promotes a culture of broad inquiry and supports the University’s mission to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and creative expression. It engages with the ongoing transformations of society to deliver world-class physical and digital content and services critical to research, education, and outreach, now and in the future. The Library acts globally, supporting Cornell’s land grant mission in New York State and beyond, and builds partnerships within and outside the university. It invests in its staff, collections, and physical and virtual libraries. And, it serves as a neutral and trusted party supporting information access and scholarly communication.

Our Virtual and Physical Spaces

Our library spaces work to be inclusive and representative of our student body. Patrons can find various types of seating and different noise level environments. If you can't find a space you are comfortable in, ask our staff for assistance. 

We also offer these services or software to assist patrons in best accessing information: 

Assistive Technology Map  of where you can find computers that have assistive technology around Cornell's campus. 

Cornell University Library Disability Services covers assistance the library offers for our virtual and physical spaces. 

All Gender Restrooms on campus