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Olin and Uris Winter Intersession Hours

Olin Library schedule (from December 19th through January 20th)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Monday, December 22: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 23: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 24th: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Olin Library will be closed from December 25th through January 4th.
Monday, January 19th, 8 AM to 5 PM

Uris Library schedule (from January 5th through January 20th)
Uris Library will be closed from December 20th through January 4th.

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, January 19th, CLOSED

For more information on Winter hours for other Cornell Libraries please click here.

Overdrive for the Holiday Break

If you are looking for some light reading for over the break and have already left campus (or prefer not to lug physical books back home), you might want to try Overdrive.

OverDrive is a system by which current Cornell students, faculty and staff can check out and download ebooks and audiobooks.

You can check out up to 3 books at a time.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees.

If you need help with Overdrive you can click on the help link within the Overdrive system, or check out this help page in the ebooks library guide:



Share Your Winter Break with New & Noteworthy Books


All New and Noteworthy books in Olin Library currently have an extended loan period of six weeks.  You can stock up on all the titles you wish you had time to read during the semester, without having to worry about a two week loan period. (Which will start again on January 8th).

The New and Noteworthy books are located on the first floor of Olin Library, past the circulation desk.


Free pizza (while it lasts) in Olin’s Libe Café at 11:59 pm on Monday, 12/15 and Tuesday, 12/16

From The Pizza Review Flickr stream, used under Creative Commons license.

Join us for a study break and free pizza. (Pizza courtesy of Cornell University Library.)

Extended Study Hours This Weekend at Olin and Uris Libraries

Olin Library will be open until midnight this Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th . Uris Library will be open 24 hours a day until Friday, December 19th when it closes at 5 pm.

Good luck with your exams and final papers. If you need help with anything, be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Introduction to Electronic Genealogy Workshop on December 17th

Join us on December 17th from 12 pm to 1 pm in Uris Library Classroom B05 for an introduction to electronic genealogy.

Participants will be introduced to basic tools and concepts for online researching of ancestors in the United States. The session will give you hands-on experience with two essential genealogical databases, Ancestry and HeritageQuest.

A class outline is available here: Please register in advance here:


Need a Charge? Uris Library Has You Covered

A free cell phone charger is available at Uris Library.

Located in the Austen Room (on the gallery level, outside the entrance to the cocktail lounge), the charger is accessible whenever Uris Library is open: 24 hours a day from 10 am Sunday to 9 pm Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm.

It is recommended that you stay with your phone while it charges for security reasons.

You don’t have to stay off the grid due to a dead battery, just stop by Uris Library.

Charging Stations at Olin Library

Four ChargeAll charging stations are available in the following locations:

  1. In Olin room 107 on a table by the soft seating.
  2. On the end of a computer section across from the reference desk.
  3. On a table in the soft seating area outside Libe Café.
  4. On the computer station table in Olin room 501.

phone charging system


Featured Libguide: “History: A Guide to Library Research”

Subject expertise from Cornell University Librarians is available 24 hours a day through Library Guides. These guides, which provided curated lists of resources on a variety of subjects, classes, and skills, can be found from the front page of the Cornell Library website.

Guides CUL

Today’s featured guide, History: A Guide to Library Research, was created by Reference Librarian and Selector for British & North American History, Virginia Cole.

If you still have questions, or prefer to contact us in person or via email, phone or chat: Ask a Librarian.

Need Help Finding a Citation? Wondering Which Database to Use? Ask a Librarian!


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We’re here for you, whenever you need help.

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