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Engineering Library Transition

Engineering Library Transition

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.

Below are documents with further details. We welcome your questions at

Where are the print books? (PDF)

What's Happening to the Engineering Library (PDF poster)

Engineering Library Transitions to Virtual Library (University Librarian, July 5, 2011)

Engineering Library to Relocate Text Volumes and Expand Digitally (Cornell Daily Sun, Sept 1, 2010)

Engineering Library's Electronic Access to be Emphasized as Physical Collection Moves (Cornell Chronicle, June 19, 2010)

Re-envisioning the Engineering Library (2009 - with background material, committee reports, Dean and Engineering Library director communications)

Provost's 6 Directives to the Library, 2009


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