from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique
by François Le Vaillant

Ornithology Collections in the Libraries at Cornell University

Gifts to the Collections

With the help of many friends over the years, the Cornell University libraries have developed one of the finest ornithology collections in the nation. Special thanks go to Kenneth and Dorothy Hill for their important role in raising the rare book collection to its present significance.

Gifts of ornithology books, or funds to purchase books, are welcomed by all the libraries at Cornell. The libraries work together to determine the best location for gift books. Rare items, which typically require special storage conditions, are usually placed in the Hill Ornithology Collection in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections or in the Mann Library vault, depending on the age, condition, and value of the book. Titles that duplicate any already held in appropriate libraries may be sold to produce revenue to purchase needed books.

For more information about making a gift of books or financial support, please contact:
Cornell Library External Relations
701 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY  14853-5301
Ph:  607-255-9868
Fax:  607-255-1683



Online guide developed from:

Ornithology Collections in the Libraries at Cornell University: A Descriptive Guide
Revised Edition, 1999
Ithaca, New York
© 1999 Cornell University Library
Webpage last revised: 6/10/99 by jfc & clsb.