Cornell Lending Library

Cornell First Generation Student Union is proud to announce a new initiative to provide free loans of textbooks to students challenged by high textbook prices.

We are dedicated to improving the educational experience of low SES students by providing free semester long loans of textbooks in a lending library. The library is located in Durland Alternatives Library in Anabel Taylor Hall. To make this initiative a reality we need your assistance! Please donate any textbooks you may have at one of our drop-off locations. We believe that education is a basic human right and your donations can ensure that all have access to it.

Operating as usual

09/10/2020

The Cornell Access Fund helps undergraduate, graduate, and professional students cover costs for basic necessities and emergency costs up to $500. If you need financial assistance to travel home, repair your glasses, or anything else, follow the link below to fill out your application. The application will close on November 23rd for the semester.

https://scl.cornell.edu/identity-resources/first-generation-low-income-support/access-fund

09/07/2020

The Cornell Lending Library is closed this semester, but there are still some great resources available on campus to help you get the textbooks you need! DM us about any questions you may have.

[08/26/20]   The Lending Library will not be operating this semester as Anabel Taylor Hall, where we store our book collection, has been temporarily closed. Feel free to DM us if you have concerns about access to laptops, textbooks, iClickers, etc. and we can try to help.

05/23/2020

Congratulations to Behram Khan on graduating today 🙂 We are so lucky to have had someone so hardworking, dedicated, and caring as you on our board! We will all miss you very much, but we’re excited to see what you do next!!

04/15/2020

Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/04/first-gen-faculty-use-experience-mentor-first-gen-students

[03/13/20]   If you are able to return iClickers before leaving campus we would appreciate that. However, we will not be penalizing anyone for late returns if you need your textbooks for the rest of the semester. Just be sure to return them when you return to campus. If you have any questions dm us! We will be checking our page frequently.

[03/12/20]   For students who need assistance moving their belongings from their apartments/dorms:

"U-Haul is offering 30 days of free Self-Storage to students who need to move due to Coronavirus. There may be limited availability in your area, so act quickly. Visit uhaul.com/storage to find a nearby location.

In addition to offering 30 days of free Self-Storage, U-Haul offers several moving options including special rates for truck and trailer rentals. The minimum age to rent a U-Haul truck is 18 years old with a valid driver's license."

[03/11/20]   The transition to online classes may place a financial burden on students trying to get home! If you need financial assistance in purchasing plane/bus tickets, apply to the Access Fund. The Access Fund subsidizes emergency costs (up to $500) for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Direct any questions to this email: [email protected].

sunspots.cornellsun.com 03/27/2019

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM | An Alternative to Paying for Textbooks at Cornell

Pre-Enrollment is just a few weeks away! Check out this Daily Sun article that shares alternatives to paying for your textbooks next semester!

sunspots.cornellsun.com Here is a secret I have never shared with anyone: I haven’t paid for textbooks since sophomore year. I’m a senior this year. If you are taking four or five classes a semester, it’s more than likely…

[03/23/19]   Thank you to everyone who applied to our Undergraduate Professional Travel Grant! We will no longer be accepting applications for this semester, but if you applied, expect to hear back from us within the next week! Follow our page to see when we reopen applications for next semester! Best of luck on all your interviews and tests :)

cornellsun.com 03/20/2019

Breaking Down Barriers: Lending Library To Offer New Undergraduate Professional Travel Grants

Read about our new Undergraduate Professional Travel Grant in the Daily Sun! We hope that we can raise more funds to expand the scope of this project in coming semesters. Thank you to everyone who has already applied and know that we look forward to reviewing and processing your applications over the coming week!

cornellsun.com

givingday.cornell.edu 03/14/2019

Cornell Giving Day 2019

It's Giving Day!! Please donate to the Cornell Lending Library so that we may continue to offer textbooks, iClickers, laptops, and other forms of financial/academic support to students on our campus. https://givingday.cornell.edu/campaigns/lending-library

givingday.cornell.edu Join me and give back!

03/12/2019

Throwback to when Jaelle, Travis, and Dominic read books to elementary students at the Southside Community Center in Ithaca :) Donate to the Cornell Lending Library this Giving Day (3/14) to support our efforts!

03/10/2019

Giving Day is just around the corner! Please consider donating to the Cornell Lending Library so we can buy more books like this one that Dominic is pretending to read :)

[03/08/19]   We are excited to announce our new initiative: The Undergraduate Professional Travel Grant.

Our mission is to improve the educational experience of students to ensure that, regardless of their socioeconomic background, they have the same opportunities to succeed academically and professionally at Cornell and beyond.

We recognized a need for an undergraduate professional travel grant to aid students in getting to test-taking centers and job interviews off campus. Students who are unable to afford transportation to off-campus professional development opportunities are put at a great disadvantage in a competitive job market.

The grant can be used by students to cover any of their travel expenses endured when taking the MCAT, GRE, PCAT, LSAT or any other pre-professional exam, or when going on a job/internship interview.

The application can be found here: http://bit.ly/CLLUPTG

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage everyone to apply. Best of luck!

03/07/2019

Textbooks are expensive. So are iClickers, and laptops. But all of these costs are also necessary to succeed at Cornell.

In an effort to give every person the opportunity to succeed in their academic lives, the Cornell Lending Library began lending out textbooks, iClickers, and laptops to students in the spring of 2016. Overtime, we have expanded our mission — CLL is dedicated to improving the educational experience of students to ensure that, regardless of their socioeconomic background, they have the same opportunities to succeed academically and professionally at Cornell and beyond.

Cornell students need and deserve these services, and many more. We want to continue to offer these services, and in order to do that we need your support!

Please consider donating to the Cornell Lending Library this Giving Day.

https://givingday.cornell.edu/campaigns/lending-library

docs.google.com 02/08/2019

Lending Library Feedback

Have you gotten a book, iClicker, or laptop from Anabel Taylor? If you have used the Cornell Lending Library, please take 3 minutes of your time to fill out this short feedback form. We are looking for suggestions for new books/resources and ways we can improve your experience with us. Thank you in advance! https://goo.gl/forms/PYLThPLTCcENjdrZ2

docs.google.com This questionnaire is to help us improve our services. The information below will only be used only for purposes of the Cornell Lending Library. Thank you so much for helping us, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

ithacavoice.com 02/04/2019

Tompkins County Public Library goes fine free

Always fantastic to see local libraries look to reduce barriers and unnecessary penalties! Hopefully Cornell is next!

ithacavoice.com As a way to make sure people truly have free access to books, TCPL has done away with fines on late items. The initiative quietly rolled out Jan. 14.

catalog.flls.org 01/28/2019

Finger Lakes Library System

Make sure to use this website to check if the textbooks you need for this semester are still available!

catalog.flls.org Quick library search:  New Books AbbottAhmed, Saladin, author. Agnes loves unicorns!none Anatomy of victory : why the United States triu...Caldwell, John Dean, 1940-... Around the farmRader, Mark; Carle, Eric Beat diabetes naturally : the best foods, herbs...Murray, Michael T. Berenice Abbott : a l...

[01/24/19]   Welcome back everyone!! Make sure to head down to the Lending Library in Anabel Taylor Hall to get your books for this semester.

09/06/2018

Greetings all! The Lending Library is excited to bring you our newest edition on tips and tricks on how to FINESSE Cornell! Come to our Café con Leche tomorrow at the LLC Main Lounge at 6:30pm. We will he showing you resources available to all First Generation/ Low Income students. Come for the free food, stay to learn how to secure the bag 💸💸

08/29/2018

Hello everyone! On behalf of the Cornell Lending Library, we regret to inform you that we are currently all out of iclickers. We have distributed over 100 iclickers and are currently working on getting more. If you are on the waitlist, stay on the lookout; we are trying to get them as soon as possible. However, for all your book needs, please check out our catalog using www.bit.ly/CLendingLibrary . We really want to thank everyone who has used our services and who has promoted us, we hope to continue serving you. The Cornell Lending Library wishes you success this semester!

flls.org 08/21/2018

Finger Lakes Library System | FLLS

The Cornell Lending Library would like to extend a warm welcome to both old and new Cornellians. The Cornell Lending Library is operating and serving all low-income students on campus. We currently have 52 iClickers in stock, 6 fully serviced laptops and 655 BOOKS in our catalog!

Feel free to visit us at The Durland Alternatives Library in Anabel Taylor Hall to check out any of these items.

You can also view our catalog here http://www.flls.org in the coming days, we will have an excel sheets that clearly display all our cataloged books!

flls.org The Finger Lakes Library System is a cooperative library system, chartered in 1958 by New York State, to serve the public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties.

06/04/2018

Congratulations to our very own, Travis Cabbell on his graduation from the ILR School this past week! Travis has been a part of our eboard since the beginning! Throughout his time at Cornell, Travis was not only celebrated as the RA of the Year but also as a Merill Presidential Scholar. Travis has always been devoted to our mission and vision, including at his recent address to the Board of Trustees. We hate to see him go, but are so excited to watch him leave and do great things in the Big Apple!

Forever proud of you,
Much love your Lending Library family

05/16/2018

The Cornell Lending Library is proud to announce our partnership with The Cornell Store. Inside The Cornell Store, we will have a donation box where students will have the opportunity to donate textbooks, iClickers, calculators, notebooks and any other academic materials. All donated materials will be used by fellow students in the following academic semesters, and your donation will help create the giving culture that needs to exist on our campus.

05/10/2018

Members of the Cornell Lending Library would like to give a shoutout to Natalia Hernandez for receiving the Orgullo Hispano Freshman from La Asociación Latina, LAL. We are proud to have her serve on our Executive Board and we know she will continue to improve our campus.

05/10/2018

Greetings Members of La Asociación Latina, LAL:

Thank you for inviting our organization to the 6th Annual: Premio Lo Nuestro. Members of Cornell Lending Library are proud to have been awarded the Juntos Somos Fuertes Award, but we are even more proud that LAL has supported our work from the very beginning. La Asociación Latina, LAL was one of the first organizations to make a donation and with your funding we were able to purchase laptops and expand our services. Your organization has consistently shared our posts and has advocated for institutional change on our campus. Thank you for supporting our organization and mission, but also thank you for making Cornell University a better place.

Best wishes,
The Executive Board of the Cornell Lending Library

05/06/2018

Dear Members of First Generation Student Union:

Thank you for allowing the Cornell Lending Library to help cosponsor and be apart of your event, First-Generation Graduation Ceremony! We are proud to have started as a sub-organization under your organization and we look forward to seeing you grow. We owe a big thank-you to the organizers of the event Nicholas Karavolias, Sofia Da Silva and Mayra Valadez.

As noted by our advisor Evelyn Ambriz, "I wasn’t the first one in my family to decide to go to college, I was the first one who had the opportunity."

Best wishes,
The Executive Board of the Cornell Lending Library

05/03/2018

New logo. New brand. New mission. Same commitment to helping students.

[05/03/18]   When the Cornell Lending Library was founded our main goal was to provide students with free semester long-loans of iClickers, laptops and textbooks but over this last academic year we have expanded our mission. Our goal is to bring economic equity to Cornell’s campus, by advocating for the reduction and/or elimination of financial barriers that exist on Cornell’s campus.

Due to the hard work of numerous students, the Cornell Lending is proud to announce our next big initiative. We are launching a Travel Grant for Pre-Professional Exams! The grant can be used by students to cover any of their travel expenses endured when taking the MCAT, PCAT, LSAT or any other pre-professional exam. We believe this grant program will provide greater access to these exams and alleviate some of the stress students face when preparing for these exams and attempting to plan for their future after Cornell.

This grant was made possible due to hard work of Alexis Pollitto, Chair of Cornell Student Assembly (SA) Academic Policy Committee (APC), Committee Members of APC, Gabe Kaufman, SA VP of Finance, and Members of the Appropriations Committee.

New logo. New brand. New mission. Same commitment to helping students.

05/03/2018

New logo. New brand. New mission. Same commitment to helping students!

04/30/2018

We would like to congratulate Natalia Hernandez Terrill Malone and Dominic Grasso for receiving Cornell University’s Class Councils Class Award! Thank you for your contributions to Cornell and we cannot wait to see what else y’all accomplish!

04/26/2018

Haven: Cornell's LGBTQ Student Union

Congrats to Joseph Anderson for becoming the next President of Haven: Cornell's LGBTQ Student Union! The Cornell Lending Library is proud of you and we look forward to seeing all the great work you will accomplish next year!

Congratulations to the Haven Executive Board for the 2018-2019 academic year! The new board members are:

President: Joseph Anderson
Vice-President: Ian Wallace
Treasurer: Elisha Chen
Programming Chair: Sophie Cook
Secretary: Cassidy Mileti
Marketing & Publicity Chairs: Zoë Roberts and Elia Morelos
Internal Relations Chair: Alan Polyak

We wish all of you (and Katrina Howard, who will be staying on as Freshman Liaison for a few more months) the very best, and we can't wait to see what Haven brings to the q***r community on campus in the next year!

cornellsun.com 04/20/2018

The Wardrobe to Offer Free Professional Clothes, Will Host Preview Event

Members of the Cornell Lending Library are proud to share the The Wardrobe Launch Party . The Wardrobe is a student organization that focuses on bringing equity to Cornell's campus by providing professional attire to students through their lending model. We gladly support the work of these students and we hope to see you all there!

cornellsun.com

04/20/2018

CLL would like to congratulate our Executive Director Travis Cabbell on being awarded the Merrill Presidential Scholarship. The highest recognition given by Cornell University to a graduating senior. It honors the top 1% of the graduating class! We are proud of your accomplishments and cannot wait to see the awesome things you do post-Cornell!

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The Cornell Lending Library is a student-led organization dedicated to improving the educational experience of students by providing free, semester-long loans of textbooks, iClickers, and laptops. It is our aim to ensure that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, have the same opportunities to succeed academically.

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