Please check hours until our regular schedule returns on February 7th. Visiting researchers are permitted in CUL special collections by appointment only.
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Olin & Uris Libraries

Olin: Open until 9pm
Uris: Closed

Visitor Information

Any person may visit Olin & Uris libraries and use materials, databases and resources while on site.

Visitors and alumni who wish to borrow materials should contact the Library Public Services Office (116 Olin Library, (607) 255-5069, for details about Guest Borrower eligibility and fees.

Olin and Uris Libraries are located on Cornell’s central campus in Ithaca, at the southern end of the Arts Quad. McGraw Tower, which is attached to Uris Library, is a visible campus landmark. Campus maps are available online. Parking spaces are limited, although Cornell’s transportation office provides detailed maps that display available spaces.

Olin Library is wheelchair accessible. Uris Library is wheelchair accessible, preferably with prior arrangements. If you need wheelchair access to Uris Library, please call the Uris Library circulation desk (607) 255-3537 or send a request via email to There is also an intercom to the Uris Library circulation desk, located in the Tower entrance of Uris Library (east side of the building next to McGraw Tower).


Further information

Visitor Wi-Fi at Olin & Uris Libraries

Wireless access is available throughout Olin and Uris libraries via Cornell-Visitor Wi-Fi, RedRover, or eduroam. If you have already registered your wireless device, then no additional steps are necessary to connect to the wireless network.

If you are a visitor to Cornell and do not have a NetID, please visit the Cornell IT Wi-Fi for Visitors page to register your wireless device.

If you have trouble with wireless access in the library, please speak with the Reference staff for immediate assistance.


Visitor Printing at Olin & Uris Libraries

Cost: varies depending on paper size and other options (e.g. color or black and white, staple or no staple)

Payment: credit/debit card

There is a large MFP (Multifunction Printer) near the standard printers in Olin that accepts payment by credit or debit cards for printing and photcopying. Printing is available by plugging in a USB drive containing your document or by emailing the document to a central service and following the procedure outlined on the posted signage. USB drives are available for borrowing from the Olin Circulation desk.


Scanning & Photocopying at Olin & Uris Libraries

Scanners and photocopiers are also available for use by the general public at Olin and Uris libraries. For more information, see the Scanners & Photocopiers page.