Catherwood Library

A student sits at a desk and reads in Catherwood Library
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 company-specific statistical, economic, and best practices information
- Understanding new options and advancements available through Microsoft Office programs and databases such as Lexis Nexis
The Catherwood Library is part of the Cornell University Library System. Students have access to all 20 libraries across campus.

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.