Cornell University

Catherwood Library

Catherwood Library, Ives Hall, 607-255-5435


ILR Conference Center spire seen through one of Catherwood Tower's architectural windowsThe Martin P. Catherwood library supports the ILR School of Cornell University as the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on workplace, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance.

While remaining an indispensable asset to the ILR and Cornell communities, Catherwood serves as a globally recognized model of excellence in emerging and traditional information services in our areas of specialization.


Catherwood Library provides outstanding information and research services on all aspects of the world of work through its expert staff, unique collections, advanced technology, strategic partnerships, and continuous innovation.


  • Open communication
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Fairness and justice