Interim Director of Olin & Uris Libraries
106E Olin Library
tel. 607 255-5998
Welcome to Olin and Uris Libraries
Olin and Uris Libraries house Cornell’s largest collection of resources in the humanities and social sciences including maps, DVDs, newspapers, and microfilms, as well as select engineering and physical sciences materials. In addition to our comprehensive collections, we offer a range of services to help the Cornell community and visiting researchers in their research, teaching and learning.
Olin and Uris Libraries include the Department of Access Services, the Department of Research and Learning Services, which includes the Maps and Media Unit, Interlibrary Services, and Stacks Management. Our mission is to support and enhance the academic learning, teaching, and research activities of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as all humanities and social sciences researchers and students across the University. We also support local, national and international researchers who use our collections. Read more about the mission and values of the RLS Department and the goals of the Access Services Department.
Our web site will guide you through our collections, services and policies. If you don’t find what you need, please feel free to contact us with a request. We also welcome suggestions for improvements and comments about Olin and Uris Libraries.
We have ongoing projects to improve the aesthetics and usability of both libraries. Olin Library now houses a recently renovated graduate reading room on the 5th floor. We are slowly working on improving the aesthetics of Uris Library as well. This year will also see our first shipment to Google from the Olin/Uris collection. Only public-domain books will be sent for scanning. Once we receive the digital files from Google, they will be deposited in the Hathi Trust and the content will be fully available online.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Olin and Uris Libraries with me personally, do not hesitate to contact me. I welcome your comments and suggestions.