Academic Resources
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  • 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
    • 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 and they will look into purchasing an e-book or physical book (not a ton of funding right now, but can start tracking requests)


  • CS
    • In Ithaca, CS students are issued a workstation (tower + monitor + keyboard/mouse). However, at Cornell Tech, advisors are responsible for providing a workstation (e.g., laptop or desktop) to the students.
  • ORIE
    • Historically, have been able to get access to your workstations from Ithaca

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