Catherwood Library

Students studying in Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library in Cornell University’s ILR School is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America.

The Library is a service-oriented organization, offering expert research support in nearly every aspect of the workplace through reference services, instruction, online guides, and access to premier collections. The collection consists of 250,000 volumes and 1500 serial subscriptions along with essential academic and practitioner databases and special format materials such as media and microforms.

The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution.

Catherwood Visitor Information

Those planning to visit Catherwood to conduct research should see the Cornell Library Visitor Policy and the Kheel Center Access to Resources guide.

Visitors to the campus may also find the guide to visiting Cornell University and maps of the campus and the city of Ithaca helpful.

To receive a copy of the Visiting Cornell brochure, telephone the Information and Referral Center at (607) 254-INFO or e-mail them at

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