Collections

Subject Coverage

The Cornish Library offers a specialized collection of visual and performing arts materials in support of the college’s curriculum.   General Education and Humanities & Sciences subjects are also covered in support of classes taught at Cornish. You can search all these materials in the Cornish Library Catalog.

For topics not covered in the campus library collection, and more arts materials, students have access to a large online electronic book collection as well as a variety of online research databases.  You can search these online digital collections on the library's Databases guide.  The library also offers Interlibrary Loan Service.

Collection Size as of June 2018

Library Collection
Books32,150
Music Scores5,428
Journal Titles183
Slides45,014
Music Recordings7,408
Videos4,004
Archival Materials34 boxes
Online Digital CollectionsDatabase Titles
Electronic Books150,340EBook Central and Ebooks on EbscoHost
Full-text Journals12,390ProQuest Research Library, Art Source, JSTOR Arts & Sciences III, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, International Bibliography of Theater and Dance with Full Text, Chronicle of Higher Education
Digital Images1.9 millionArtstor
Streaming Music Tracks1.5 millionNAXOS Music Library - Classical and Jazz
Streaming Videos2,500NAXOS Video Library and On the Boards.tv
Online Encyclopedias4Britannica Online Academic Edition, The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Oxford Art Online (including Grove Dictionary of Art), and Oxford Music Online (including Grove Dictionary of Music)