Kornelia Tancheva, Ph.D
Director of Olin & Uris Libraries
106E Olin Library
tel. 607 255-3774
Welcome to Olin and Uris Libraries
Olin and Uris Libraries house Cornell’s largest collection of resources in the humanities and social sciences in diverse subject areas and a variety of formats, including maps, DVDs, newspapers, and microfilms. 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.
The Olin and Uris Libraries consist of 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.
Olin Library just completed a construction project to implement life-saving fire safety improvements. Within the next year, we are going to increase the electrical capabilities of the building in order to provide more outlets in the stack areas and especially the graduate student carrels. By 2013, we will also have created more reading space on the 5th floor of Olin by designing a graduate student reading room. We are slowly working on improving the aesthetics of Uris Library, too. This year will also see our first shipment to Google from the Olin/Uris collection. Only public-domain books are going to 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.