Academic and Material Resources
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Library

  • Physical library access
    • Students who have their Ithaca ID (no CT logo on the back) can access the NYU library.
    • Weill Cornell library allows for other Cornell-campus students
    • Columbia offers passes to Cornell students (bring your student ID)
      • To get access to Columbia Libraries, go to the Library Information Office during their hours in Butler Library.  You’ll need to provide your Cornell ID and a government photo ID as well as log into your Cornell Library account via NetID.
      • You can request either physical access or physical and borrowing privileges.  You will be assigned a borrowing card which expires at the end of the academic year (June 15th).  This needs to be renewed annually.
      • You will also be assigned a UNI (Columbia equivalent of NetID) which you can set up to manage your library account online, request books, and print.
    • New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library
      • Apply for separate cards for each of these, or get an IDNYC (a municipal govt-issued ID that does not consider citizenship status — only residency in the city) that works for all of them
  • Borrowing books
    • You may borrow physical books from Cornell’s collection by requesting them to be delivered.  Click “Request Item” on the item details page and select “Cornell Tech” as the pickup location.
    • Starting 2020, Cornell Tech students have access to Borrow Direct https://www.library.cornell.edu/services/request/borrow-direct
    • ScanIt (scans of books from Ithaca libraries)
      • Requests > 30 pages may be allowed for Tech PhDs
      • >10% of the book probably not allowed due to copyright restrictions
      • Email cutech-library@cornell.edu and they will look into purchasing an e-book or physical book (not a ton of funding right now, but can start tracking requests)

Computers and Equipment

CS Departmental Policy

All 1st Year Students:

  • Vanity email addresses.
    While there have been some challenges providing vanity email addresses to students starting at Tech, this is something that is available to all CS 1st years.

Ithaca-Starting 1st Years:

  • Laptops.
    Students must sign the laptop policy.
  • Computer monitors.
    In the Gates Hall first year space.
  • Keyboards.
  • Headphones.
  • Business cards.
    Students receive a one-time printing of business cards.
  • Mugs.

Tech-Starting 1st Years:

No cohesive policy as yet, as Tech-based 1st years considered an exception case. Such students are advised to speak with their local advisor for equipment needs.

Transferring from Ithaca to Tech:

Students transferring from Ithaca to Tech must return equipment purchased by the CS department and work with Tech-based advisors to receive new equipment.

(As of 2020/2021 school year. Information provided by Tom Ristenpart, Tech PhD Life Committee.)

IS Departmental Policy

All 1st Year Students:

  • $1,500 reimbursement for computers/technology needs
    The information, process and what is covered under this is located on the website https://infosci.cornell.edu/phd/admissions, all the way at the bottom of the page.
  • Vanity email addresses.
    An email is sent in the summer to all incoming students offering a vanity email.

Ithaca-Starting 1st Years:

  • Computer monitors.
    For use by students while in the Gates Hall first year space only. When students move to a lab on the 2nd floor, these monitors must be returned. Students are advised to speak with their local advisor for equipment needs.
  • Business cards.
    Students receive a one-time printing of 100 business cards.

Transferring from Ithaca to Tech:

  • Computer monitors from the first year space must be returned to the department.

(As of 2020/2021 school year. Information provided by Barbara Woske, Graduate Program Coordinator)

ORIE Departmental Policy

Ithaca-Starting 1st Years:

ORIE provides desktop computers to incoming students and students have had issues in the past about whether they can or cannot bring them to Tech.

Upon Transfer from Ithaca to Tech:

Students may bring their desktop computer to Tech, but the computer’s transportation is their responsibility.

(As of 2020/2021 school year. Information provided by Nathan Kallus, Tech PhD Life Commitee.)

ECE Departmental Policy

All 1st Year Students:

No department-wide equipment policy or funding. Students are advised to speak with their local advisor for equipment needs.

(As of 2020/2021 school year. Information provided by Scott Coldren, Assistant Director for MEng/PhD Programs.)

Traveling to Ithaca

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