Cornell University

Undergraduate Admissions

Advancing the world of work

Catherwood Library

Students studying in Catherwood LibraryCornell students have access to all 20 Cornell libraries across the Ithaca campus as well as resources in New York City, Geneva, N.Y., and Doha, Qatar. ILR is home to the Martin P. Catherwood Library, the foremost academic collection on the workplace in the U.S.

The resources and staff members of the Catherwood Library play an important role in helping students succeed in their classes. Catherwood's staff provide workshops throughout the year relevant to the interests and assignments of ILR students. This includes workshops and courses on:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Using Cornell Library databases to retrieve legislative history documents
  • Researching country- and company-specific statistical, economic, and best practices information
  • Understanding new options, advancements, and information available through Google Applications, Microsoft Office programs, and databases such as Lexis Nexis

Distance learning

ILR uses multiple-party telecommunications technology to give the school a presence far beyond Ives Hall. Classrooms within the ILR School support technologies that are designed specifically for distance learning. They allow undergraduates at other institutions, as well as executives and other guest lecturers from around the world, to interact with ILR School professors and students during class.