Cornell University

Catherwood Library

Catherwood Library, Ives Hall, 607-255-5435

Why Join FOCAL?

Catherwood Library is a distinguished leaderĀ 

building-portal3webSince its founding in 1946, the Martin P. Catherwood Library has earned global distinction for its preeminent collection in the field of industrial and labor relations and for unparalleled information services.

Catherwood is the foundation for dynamic learning

Labor and management practitioners and scholars, students, legal and government professionals, and individuals representing a myriad of careers and interests, have all come to rely on Catherwood as a definitive source of information. Through thoughtful involvement of each of our supporters, Catherwood's services and information resources will continue to be the foundation for a dynamic learning environment one where information for research and decision making facilitates the development of workplace solutions.

Catherwood is a global resource

Advances in information technology make our resources accessible to an even broader community than ever before. Cornell alumni, friends, and others are logging on from desktops in every corner of the globe to visit the Catherwood Library. Whether searching for current data on an employment topic, touring an exhibit, or just browsing our collection, we encourage you to drop by for a virtual visit at

Catherwood needs your support

Today, we hope you will consider pledging support for this tradition of excellence by becoming a Friend of the Catherwood Library (FOCAL). Your gift will help ensure an enduring legacy of collecting and disseminating information on vital workplace issues.