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Olin Library Book Talk: ‘American Insecurity’ by Adam Seth Levine

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Adam Levine is assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell. His work has won numerous awards, including the 2011 E. E. Schattschneider Prize.  For more information on the book, please visit:

Get Started with Library Research @ Cornell September 3rd at 4:30 pm

Save time and learn how to get the most out of the Cornell Library with a hands-on session about using databases, the library catalog, and print materials that aren’t online.

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Introduction to Academic Libraries in the United States September 4th at 1 pm

This program is for students with little or no experience using American Academic Libraries. Learn how to use Cornell’s library, starts searches, and improve your research skills.

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Grad Students: Get the Inside Scoop on the Library (and Free Ice Cream) September 8th at 4 pm

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Reserve Olin/Uris Group Study Rooms in Advance

Olin/Uris now has 4 group study rooms that are available to be reserved: 302 Olin Library and the 3 group study rooms in the Cocktail Lounge of Uris. Students reserve the rooms online through a reservation system called LibCal.

There is a link to this system on the Group Study Rooms-Policy for Use page on our website:

While you should review all the policies on the page, some of note:

  • These spaces are intended for current student adademic use only. Faculty and staff members who need to reserve a room can refer to the Library Spaces page of the Cornell University Library website.
  • Reservations have priority. If you are using a space and do not have a valid reservation, you must leave when asked by a group that has a valid reservation.
  • Please bring a copy of your confirmation with you and be prepared to inform those sitting in a room that you have the space reserved.
  • Food is not permitted in the study rooms. Drinks must have a lid. Use quiet conversation.
  • Please refer any issues to staff at the circulation desk.

Uris Classroom and Tower Computer Lab Renovations are Complete

classroomThe Uris Classroom and Tower Computer lab on the gallery level of Uris Library are now re-opened to the public.

The new space allows for both individual and group work.  You will need to log in to these computers with your netID and password.

Fall 2015 Orientation Events at Olin & Uris Libraries

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Fall Semester Lockers Available on August 25th

Tired from even the thought of lugging books from your dorm to central campus and back each day?  If so, the solution is here: rent a Uris or Kroch locker.

Locker sign ups start the first day of class, August 25th.

The Uris lockers are in a section of Uris Library that is accessible 24 hours a day from Sunday at 10 am to 9 pm Friday.  They are especially convenient on those cool, fall days that are not so far away.The locker rental fee is $20 per semester. Stop by the Uris Circulation Desk to sign up for a locker.

Kroch lockers are accessible Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 am, Friday from 8 am to 10 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm. The locker rental fee is $20 per semester. Stop by the Olin Circulation Desk to sign up for a locker.

Give your back a break this fall.  Rent a locker.

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Get a Head Start at the “Get Started with Library Research at Cornell” Workshop

Join us on August 18th at 12 pm for a small group, hands-on workshop. Learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Please register in advance.

Introduction to Zotero via Web Ex

Join us tomorrow, August 6th, for an interactive online workshop will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero ( This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending one of our fall Advanced Zotero workshops.

Please register in advance.

The log in information for tomorrow’s session is:

To join the training session
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: Zotero2015
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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