Cornell University

Catherwood Library

Catherwood Library, Ives Hall, 607-255-5435

Library FactsCatherwood Tower

  • 24 staff members (including 9 professional librarians)
  • $1.8 million operating budget
  • 232,140 volumes
  • 4,039 journals, newsletters, annuals received yearly
  • 390,000 historical photographs
  • 19,464 linear feet of manuscript materials in the Kheel Center

More Highlights

  • State provides 59% of our budget, School provides 34%, remainder from grants and income
  • Total endowment: $2.3 million
  • BF 06 yield from endowment: $138,014

In a typical week our 25 staff members...

  • answer 250 reference questions for assistance
  • respond to 350 directional requests
  • assist visiting scholars from places like Argentina, Taiwan, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France, China, Brazil, Korea, Australia, Turkey, Japan, England, Italy, India, Canada, South Africa, Poland, and the Slovak Republic
  • receive 2300 visitors to our web home page
  • teach several class sections about library materials and host tours for incoming freshman/visitors