Olin, Kroch & Uris History & Tours

Walking Tours

The Olin, Kroch & Uris Libraries Orientation Walking Tours, given at the start of each academic year, are designed to introduce new members of the Cornell community to the three libraries along the south side of Cornell’s Arts Quad at the heart of central campus. Together, those three libraries contain 3.5 million volumes—almost half of the Cornell University Library’s physical collections, and some of its most unusual and valuable books and manuscripts. These tours provide an introduction to the collections and guide you through the buildings so that you can make the most of the libraries and their services.

Read our full Fall 2016 orientation schedule (PDF)

History & Virtual Tours

  • Uris Library Historical Tour: This web tour and series of podcasts and videos brings Uris’s history to life and provides many details about Cornell’s oldest library and the attached McGraw Tower.
  • Olin @ 50: This lively exhibition on the history of Olin celebrates Olin’s fiftieth anniversary.