How do I register for library privileges?

All WCM and NYPH employees are automatically registered for borrowing privileges at the Samuel J. Wood Library. To borrow material, please present your WCM/NYPH ID card to the staff at the Library's SMARTDesk.
WCM/NYPH volunteers are not automatically eligible for borrowing privileges; however, their department administrator may sponsor them for borrowing privileges. Please inquire at the Library's SMARTDesk.

MSK, HSS, and Rockefeller employees have borrowing privileges at the Weill Cornell Library. MSK and Rockefeller patrons must register at their home library before presenting their ID cards to borrow material at the Library's SMARTDesk. The staff will manually enter their records into the Samuel J. Wood Library's database to enable borrowing privileges.

HSS staff should present their ID cards at the Library's SMARTDesk for manual registration.

Please inquire at the LIbrary's SMARTDesk if you have additional questions.

How do I find books, journals or other materials?

To find the location of a book or journal at the library, search OneSearch, the joint online catalog of Weill Cornell Medical Library. The e-Resources page contains links to some electronic resources not listed in OneSearch.

How do I check out books, journals or other materials?

All WCM/NYPH ID holders are automatically entered into the Library’s patron database. Just bring your ID card to the SMARTDesk. MSK, HSS and Rockefeller patrons must be manually registered to borrow materials. Please come to the Library SMARTDesk with your ID card.

For additional information, please see our circulation and renewal policies.

How do I renew my library materials without going to the library?

1) You can renew current items yourself by going to OneSearch and logging into your account.

2) Click on "My Library Card"

3) Click on "Loans"

You can also renew library materials, either current or up to seven days overdue, by contacting the Library SMARTDesk.

How can I get a copy of an article from a journal volume, which has a catalog status of "Repair"?

Please make this request at the circulation desk. A library assistant will ask you to fill out a form for repair items. The guaranteed turnaround time is 24 hours. A second assistant can also prepare a photocopy of the article for you. Check OneSearch for electronic versions or copies at Memorial Sloan Kettering or Rockefeller University Library. If no other copies are available, you can request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

What if the library doesn't own the journal or book I want?

Staff, students or faculty with a current ID from NYP-WCMC, or anyone sponsored with full borrowing privileges, may request an interlibrary loan for journal articles, books or other materials not in our collection. You may submit requests online.


What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is your one-stop shop for accessing a wide range of content belonging to Weill Cornell and our partners at Rockefeller University (RU) and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC).

With OneSearch, you can:

  • Access full text articles, chapters, e-books, and our physical collection 
  • Access all WCM content, as well as RU and MSKCC physical offerings
  • Manage your library account, renewals, and requests in one, easy to navigate location

Whom do I contact if I can't log in to my account?

If you are having problems with your account. Please contact our support team using any of the methods here: https://library.weill.cornell.edu/ask-us

How do I save a search in OneSearch?

If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.

1) Sign In

2) Click on "Save Query"

3) Turn on notifications if desired

How do I save an item in OneSearch?

You can save individual records in OneSearch with the touch of a button.

1) Sign In

2) Click the thumbtack icon from the search results or the indivual record


How do I export a reference from OneSearch

You can easily export, print, or email records from OneSearch:

1) From the search results, click on the '...' symbol

2) Export using your desired method

OR Export using your desired method from within the item record

I am a MSK or Rockefeller employee, can I log in to OneSearch?

While you might be used to logging in to one catalog website shared between Weill Cornell, MSK, and Rockefeller, we now maintain three separate instances of the catalog. You can log into your local institutions catalog by going to your library's home pages: