Find & Lend for Alumni & Visitors

A premier research library, Cornell Law Library helps both alumni and visitors find the information they need online, in person, and over the phone.   

Borrowing Privileges:  Most of the library's collection is available for use within the library only. However, eligible alumni and visitors may apply for a library card. Click here for more information.

If you are an individual wishing to request a book through interlibrary loan, you should contact your local public library or academic institution.

If you are with an institution or organization not affiliated with Cornell wishing to request a book through interlibrary loan, click here for more information.

Finding Materials:  Alumni and friends can access many Cornell University Library resources through the Alumni and Friends site.

The Cornell University Library maintains two library catalogs: the Classic Catalog and the WorldCat Local Catalog. The Classic Catalog only searches materials available at Cornell University. The WorldCat Local Catalog searches the holdings of libraries worldwide in addition to the holdings of Cornell.

These pages provide quick tips on best search strategies for the two online catalogs: