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Library resources for students

Students using resources in Friends Historical Library
I'm here to explore a topic

Explore Tripod, the research portal of the Tri-College Libraries

  • Not sure where to start?
    • Begin with a keyword
    • Find Research Guides and browse Guides under the Areas of Study and Topics tabs 
    • Browse for books, movies, newspapers, archives, specialized encyclopedias and inspiration
    • Librarians and Research + Information Associates, RIAs, are happy to show you different resources and how to use them!
I'm here to get class materials on reserve

Professors set books and films aside for your class at the Reserves Desk. To find out if what you want is available, search for your course in Tripod using the search bar drop down menu to find Course Reserves. Although not all course reserves are yet active in our new system, you should be able to search by course name, code (for example: ARTH 149) Department and Professor using the Refine Your Results options on the left of the page.

I'm here to Study

Spaces exist for almost any type of study environment:

  • Looking for a quiet spot to study alone?
    • try the Lower Level of McCabe or one of the green pods on Level Two
    • Cornell has quiet spaces on Level 2
  • Want to be alone, but need to practice a presentation or be able to talk without disturbing others?
    • Use the Video Conference Room in McCabe (307, reservable on Swat Central)
    • Rooms on the Lower floor of Underhill: 105, 106 and 107
  • Need a place to study in a group? Try:
    • McCabe 2nd and 3rd Floor Lounges
    • McCabe group study rooms (some reservable on Swat Central)
    • Cornell Computer Lab and first floor banquets
    • Underhill Crum Lounge and the Seminar Room
I'm here to unwind

Check out this awesome Guide for ideas. You'll find information about things to read, watch, listen and learn - all brought to you by the Libraries!

  • Stop by McCabe for free snacks, coffee and tea each weeknight evening at 10
  • Watch Netflix, movies and TV in the McCabe Family Viewing Room on Level 3 (reservable in Swat Central!)
  • Find puzzles and games in every library
  • Explore the Comics collection in McCabe on Level 2

And check out this page for quick links to popular online resources brought to you by the libraries, including newspapers, streaming film and music.