Welcome to the Management Library

We are very pleased to invite you to utilize the range of services and resources offered by the Management Library team. Our dedicated staff are “proud to be your research partner” and offer library support for the entire Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell communities.

Whether you need help with a course assignment, are preparing for an interview, or doing research for your business plan, our award-winning staff have the expertise to help. Our extensive support portfolio is a key component of the MBA career success matrix. Contact us to learn how to use our top industry and corporate tools such as Bloomberg and Capital IQ, as well as develop research strategies for market, industry, and financial research.

In addition to our research consultation services, we lead workshops throughout the year on business topics our students need to know to excel in their classes and job searches. Members of the Cornell community, including alumni, are warmly invited to attend any of our open classes.

We strive every day to have a positive impact on the academic research of Cornell’s business community. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. Your ideas are crucial for helping us continue to innovate and meet the changing needs of today’s business researcher. If we haven’t worked with you yet, we hope to in the future!

The Management Library is part of the Hotel (Nestlé), Labor (Catherwood), and Management libraries (HLM) unit, which serves the specialized needs of each of these three professional schools.


Our Circulation staff provide assistance in finding, accessing, and circulating library materials. Each semester, the Management Library maintains an extensive collection of course reserve books and packets (available for 2-hour loans), as well as career related materials, and the latest business journals and news.


The Management Library's research staff supports the business research and teaching efforts of Johnson students and faculty. Our subject experts provide research assistance in person, by email mgtref@cornell.edu, by phone (607-255-6949), or via webconferencing. Working with faculty members, school staff, and club officers, we prepare customized training sessions covering course-specific, job search, and general business research skills. In addition, the library offers a variety of workshops each semester to provide students with the business research skills they will need - at Cornell and throughout their careers.

Many of the common questions that we receive have been compiled into a collection of Frequently Asked Questions. These FAQs cover a wide variety of topics and serve as an excellent starting point for business research.

Be sure to include the library workshops in your busy schedule because the investment you make today in the library will provide great dividends later.
-Former Johnson School Dean Robert J. Swieringa

"The Management Library offers a rich collection of electronic business information services, and teaches MBAs how to competently navigate the jungle of information available online. Knowledge of these resources and how to use them wisely and efficiently will give you an edge both in your course work and in your job search."
-Johnson School Professor Roni Michaely


Cornell University Library serves the members of Cornell University. The University allows all visitors with research needs to use the libraries' collections, providing use does not conflict with its primary responsibility to members of the Cornell community. General details on visitor privileges are available on the central library website.

Exceptions regarding access to resources include Capital IQ, Datastream, Mintel, SDC, and WRDS. These can only be accessed by current Cornell students, faculty, and staff.