Cornell University

Collections

Cornell’s Fine Arts Library provides access to an ever-expanding collection of research materials in the areas of architecture, art, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, and photography. The collection comprises nearly 237,000 volumes, and grows by approximately 4,000 titles each year. We collect research materials of interest to Cornell scholars in all formats and in multiple languages, and maintain subscriptions to approximately 750 periodical titles. Essential indexes, such as the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Urban Studies Abstracts, and Art Full Text are available both online and in-print. We license multiple and varied image collections such as ARTstor, Scholar’s Resource, and Archivision, and provide access to thousands of Cornell’s digital image assets.

Other campus libraries with related materials include:

  • Olin Library, with its large map collection and titles pertaining to planning
  • Mann Library, with significant holdings on landscape architecture, interior design, fashion, and textiles
  • The Asia collections in Kroch Library
  • The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections on Level 2B of Kroch Library

Please note:
The Fine Arts Library has been temporarily relocated to B56 in East Sibley Hall. The reserve stacks will be available, other books will be housed at the Library Annex, and can be retrieved upon request. Access to these materials is provided by either electronic or physical document delivery within about a 24-hour time frame. Submit an Annex request.