Due to current staffing levels, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is temporarily modifying some services. Please see this announcement and return frequently for updated details.
RMC is currently open to all researchers for reading room appointments scheduled online. Our exhibition gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology.
Our collections include more than 500,000 printed volumes, more than 80 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. We offer research and instruction services to support courses and scholarship, and host exhibitions that feature our collections. To learn more, see About Us.
We welcome researchers and visitors from around the globe. Please see Information for Visitors to plan your visit.
Current & Featured Exhibitions
Hirshland Exhibition Gallery