CORNELL LOCAL RESEARCH LIBRARY
The Cornell Local History Research Library, named in honor of Ezra Cornell, is a place for discovery about Tompkins County's past. Located on the first floor of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture overlooking the Exhibit Hall, use of the research space and access to archival materials is free to all Tompkins County residents ($8/day for out of county residents). Individual research appointments can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 the Research Library will be closed to the public except by appointment for the remainder of 2020.
The History Center’s research library serves casual browsers, scholars, school children, local historians, genealogists, and professional researchers. Along with providing access to diverse archival materials on local history and culture, The History Center is equipped to make professional-quality photographic copy prints and scans of photographs from our extensive photo collections. Researchers are also allowed to use digital cameras without flash, at the discretion of the archivist.
Contact our archivist at email@example.com with any questions.
Educators are encouraged to contact us to schedule a field trip for their class to get an inside look at our Archives.