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Faculty & PhD Resources

Library Resources

As members of Cornell University, you have access to Cornell University Library’s collection of nearly 8 million books, 88,000 print and electronic journals, and numerous databases. For more information on borrowing and delivery, please contact us.

To request an item not owned by the Library, please fill out a Purchase Request form or use Borrow Direct (4 days delivery) or Interlibrary loan (7 -10 day delivery).

The library has also prepared a comparison of different citation management software. If you would like assistance on how to use RefWorks or have other citation management questions, please contact us.


Library Services – Faculty Only

Article Delivery: Send us article citations and we will e-mail you electronic or send you print copies.


Book Delivery: Library staff will retrieve books from any library on campus for Johnson School faculty and staff. Books will be checked out to you and delivered to your mailbox in Sage. To request book delivery, contact us to find out more.


Research Assistant Borrowing Privileges (Proxy Borrower Cards): Any member of the Cornell faculty may authorize another individual to use his/her library borrowing privileges. Those who are so designated will be Proxy Borrowers and may charge out library materials from any campus library. This service is offered to faculty/staff in order to assist them in their scholarly work. Faculty/staff are strongly encouraged to use this service carefully as they are responsible for all items borrowed by proxy borrowers.


Library Services – Faculty & PhD

Course Reserves: Faculty and PhDs who are teaching can arrange to have course material placed on reserve in the library. If you are interested in finding out more about how reserves work or have a reserve related question, please contact our Reserves Specialist, Barbara Bartholomew.


Instruction & Training: The research team can develop custom workshops to meet the needs of a particular course, subject, or department.


Library-to-Library Book Delivery: allows patrons to request an item be shipped from one library to another library of their choosing for more convenient pickup. Requests are made electronically using the Library Catalog.


Research Assistance: The research team provides reference consultations, by appointment, in the library or in your office. We also staff our research desk during regular business hours throughout the year.