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Acquisitions is the process of acquiring bibliographic materials, access to information for use by Cornell University Library (CUL) patrons, or both. The Library obtains such materials either directly from the publishers or through arrangements made with suppliers from around the world. The Acquisitions staff work closely with subject specialists, publishers, and suppliers to ensure timely and accurate delivery of the titles regardless of type, format, and language.


Cornell University Library provides access to depository and non-depository state, federal, and international government documents as well as documents from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.


Users can discover the Library's thousands of e-resources not only through the online catalog but also through specific Library Gateway services for Articles, Databases, and e-Journals. These services provide access to research-quality online indexes, abstracting services, full text resources and e-journals, most of which are not available on the Internet to the general public.



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