Finding Books (and more)
Use the Cornell Library Classic Catalog or Cornell's new catalog
To find the locations and call numbers of over eight million books (as well as millions of video, audio, microform, map, serial, and rare titles) owned by the Cornell University Library, use the Cornell Library Classic Catalog. The Classic Catalog and Cornell's new catalog are also available on the Library home page. The new catalog also searches the holdings of other libraries outside Cornell.
Library of Congress Call Numbers
We use Library of Congress call numbers to shelve our books and bound periodicals. For a brief introduction, ask at reference for our Library of Congress Classification handout or see this web site: Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Other Ways of Finding Books (and more)
Books and other matierials available at tens of thousands of libraries are in OCLC WorldCat.
Find and search the individual online catalogs of many libraries around the world directly using LibDex.
For books we don't own, you can also use Borrow Direct. Your Borrow Direct request will be delivered to the circualtion desk you choose at Cornell in four business days or less. Check at a reference desk for further information and assistance.
Updated 18 September 2012