Welcome back, Weill Cornell alumni!
The staff and resources of the Samuel J. Wood Library at Weill Cornell Medicine are available to you to support your research, learning, and practice.
Alumni of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGSMS) are eligible for borrowing privileges at the Samuel J. Wood library.
To access the library, medical college alumni must present their alumni card and sign in at the library's SmartDesk. Alumni cards are available through the Office of Alumni Relations: (646) 962-9560. Alumni cards will also allow you to register for borrowing privileges. Once you have completed the registration process, a separate library card will be issued to you. This library card must be presented each time you wish to borrow library material. If you plan to visit the library frequently, you may wish to request a "dip" card that will allow you to enter the gate at the library's entrance.
Alumni of the Weill Cornell Graduate School must present a letter of verification from the Office of Alumni Relations (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 646-962-9546) to the staff at the library's SmartDesk. A separate library card will be issued to eligible alumni at that time. This card must then be presented to library staff each time you enter the library, and at the library's SmartDesk each time you wish to borrow library material. If you plan to visit the library frequently, you may wish to request a "dip" card that will allow you to enter the gate at the library's entrance.
*Please note that "dip" card service has been suspended due to Covid and will be reinstated in the future.
Alumni of the Medical College and Graduate School are also able to utilize the historic collections held in the Medical Center Archives, dating back to 1771. Visit https://library.weill.cornell.edu/archives to learn more about the collections and how to use them for your research.
Please note that alumni privileges do not include Interlibrary Services, TripSaver Requests, off-site access to licensed electronic resources, or access to any of our affiliated institutions. For further details regarding alumni resource access policies, click here.
While off-site access to licensed electronic resources is unavailable to alumni, there are many free resources available to all patrons on or off-site. Details regarding those electronic resources can be found here, under the "What resources are available to alumni at home?" tab as well as our LibGuide on Open Access resources for alumni.