For services available to our research community, please visit our services information page.
RMC is open to all researchers for reading room appointments scheduled online. Our exhibition gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Please contact us with research and instructional support questions. We invite you to explore our digital collections and online exhibitions as well.
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
On display in the Michael T. Sillerman 1968 Rotunda and available online.
On display in the Hirshland Gallery and available online.