Ask a Librarian

Catherwood Research and Learning Services include in-person, phone, and e-mail reference assistance. 

By E-mail 
You may send an e-mail question by completing the e-mail form.

A staff member will respond to your query within 48 hours.

In Person
Visit the Reference office (239 Ives Hall). Our hours are Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

By Appointment
You may request an appointment for in-depth research consultations focusing on your specific needs by sending an email to or calling the Research and Learning Services department at (607) 254-5370.

Catherwood Library also offers extensive research and specialized services to the ILR community beyond Cornell. For more information or a free estimate, contact

For Faculty & Instructors
To request library instruction for a Cornell course, please fill out the Class Instruction request form.

Ask a CUL Librarian

The Cornell University Library also provides Ask a Librarian services - including e-mail24/7 chat, and phone reference.