Wondering how to take advantage of Olin and Uris Libraries’ services, collections and facilities? We’ve got a full slate of walking tours, open houses and workshops to help introduce you to a range of solutions to your research needs. Take a look at our “welcome” guide and our schedule (here’s a printable version):
Walking Tours of Olin, Kroch and Uris Libraries
These three libraries provide rich resources in the social sciences and humanities for the entire Cornell community. Start in the upper lobby of Uris Library. Tours last about 40 minutes, and are immediately followed by tours of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (see description, below). Offered frequently, as follows:
Thursday, August 16 3:00 pm
Friday, August 17 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 18 3:00 pm
Monday, August 20 10:00 am, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 23 3:00 pm
Friday, August 24 3:00 pm
Exploring Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library
Cornell’s richest historical treasures live underground in Kroch Library, home to the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and archives. The collections span from ancient cuneiform tablets, to an original manuscript of the Gettysburg Address written in Abraham Lincoln’s own hand, to comic books and hip hop. Meet at the Rotunda on the top floor of Kroch Library, about 40 minutes after the start of the Olin·Kroch·Uris Libraries walking tours described above, and last about 20 minutes (not offered Saturday, August 18).
Olin ·Kroch·Uris Online Tours
An audio version of the Olin·Kroch·Uris tour is also available on mp3 players at the Olin and Uris Library circulation desks, and online: olinuris.library.cornell.edu/tours
Welcome, International Students!
This program is for students with little or no experience using American academic libraries. Learn how to use Cornell’s library, start searches, and improve your research skills. Please attend one of these sessions prior to attending an Introduction to Library Research session. Sessions last one hour and are held in Olin Library Room 106G (on the main floor). More information online: guides.library.cornell.edu/american
Friday, August 17 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, August 20 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
New Students Only: Introduction to Library Research
Do you really know how to do research? Save time and learn how to get the most out of your library with a hands-on session on using databases, the library catalog, and print materials that aren’t online. Location: Uris Library Classroom, located on the gallery level. 90 minutes.
Friday, August 17 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, August 18 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Monday, August 20 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday, August 31 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Finding Your Way: Maps 101
Love maps? Visit the Maps & Geospatial Information Collection to learn how to navigate these popular resources. Discover GIS, mapping software and scanning workstations. These 30 minute tours meet on the lower level of Olin Library.
Monday, August 20 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21 2:00 to 2:30 pm
CL3 101: Technology Tools & More
Learn how to use the library’s wealth of multimedia technology: smartphones, iPads, video and audio equipment, still cameras, scanners, and specialized software. Location: cl3 Lab, on Uris Library’s gallery level.
Monday, August 20 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Inside Scoop for Grad Students
Grad students: Join us to learn about library resources and services, meet subject librarians, eat snacks and ice cream, and enter to win raffle prizes. Location: Mann Library (second floor, Dean’s Room)
Thursday, September 13 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Check out the library’s Get Started site: getstarted.library.cornell.edu