The Engineering Library, Carpenter Hall, Cornell University, transitioned to a virtual library with enhanced e-book and e-journal resources on July 1, 2011. Any print books circulating in the last 5 years were retained in a central campus library(20,000 to Uris, 3,000 to the Math, and 1,500 to Mann); the rest were moved to the Library Annex. Course reserves are served primarily from Uris Library.
Carpenter Hall remains open 24/7 with a Cornell ID card. It has over 100 computers, study space, and group study rooms.
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The Engineering Library supports research and teaching for the College of Engineering.
The Engineering Library liasons are Jill Powell, Steven Rockey, Jeremy Cusker, Leah Solla, and Dianne Dietrich. Each is assigned to several departments each (see table below). Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact the liasons. Liaisons rely on publisher approval plans, discussions with faculty, and requests to build the collection. All engineering disciplines, plus computing science and the geological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level are included in our collection.
Steve Rockey is Director of both the Engineering and Mathematics Libraries and welcomes your suggestions.
Below are specific collection development policies by subject:
Major engineering databases, journals (electronic and print), and electronic books are in the collection. Subscription renewals are based on use statistics and consultation with faculty. Electronic journals are favored over print, and many paper subscriptions have been cancelled, since it is not possible to afford both formats.
The library purchases textbooks requested by faculty. The primary language of the collection is English, with other languages acquired as appropriate.
See the gift policy for Cornell University Library's policy on gifts.
Highlights of the collection are described in many of our Library Guides and include:
- Engineering society publications
Information on Journal Cancellations