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Mathematics and Statistics: Overview

The Essentials

What is Passkey?

What: Passkey is a bookmarklet (Firefox and IE) which lets you quickly authenticate as a CU person, when you're off-campus. This allows you to access resources restricted to Cornell users only.



  • In firefox, drag the icon to your bookmarks toolbar or right click and bookmark this location. Control-click (mac users)

  • In Internet Explorer, right-click the icon, add to favorites.

  • For the iPad: In Settings/Safari, select Always Show Bookmarks Bar. Bookmark any page and add it to the Bookmarks Bar. Now edit the bookmark. Name it whatever you want, and then paste in the following (including the semicolon at the end):  javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href);
  • The next time you're off-campus and a publisher asks you to log-in, click the Passkey.  You'll be prompted for your CU netid.
  • Details are at CUL Labs (Cool Tools

Welcome to the Mathematics Library!

Welcome to the Mathematics Library at Cornell University. 

This guide will help you navigate math library materials most helful for mathematics students and faculty.

Access our collections online here.

Getting materials



Items Cornell Owns:

  • Annex Request: get items that are located in our off-campus storage facility
  • Document Delivery
  • Holds  If the item you want is checked out, and you are willing to wait an extended period of time to borrow the item, place a hold on it in the catalog. 
  • Recalls: Request a checked-out item be returned and sent to you within two weeks.
  • Book Delivery Service: have books from one library delivered to another library, free.

Non-Cornell Items

  • InterLibrary Loan: borrow items from around the world using one simple request form.

  • Borrow Direct: a rapid request system, Cornell is partnered with many other Ivy League institutions' collections with this service.

Henrik Spoon

Dr. Henrik Spoon

Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics Librarian

Physical Sciences Library
293 Clark Hall

Mathematics Library
420-B Malott Hall


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