Contacting the Reference Desk:

There's a reference librarian available from the time that the library opens until 9 PM (or when the library closes, if it closes earlier than that!).
Text reference is available until midnight, Sunday-Thursday. 

  • In-person at the third floor reference desk 
  • Call: 319-895-4271
  • Email:
  • To set up an appointment with a subject specialist, contact a consulting librarian!

Contact a Librarian or Consultant:

Whether you are a student working on an assignment or independent study project or a faculty member preparing a syllabus, our Consulting Librarians and Consultants will be happy to speak with you on the phone, via e-mail, or in person.



Call Us

Circulation and Reference: (319) 895-4271

E-Mail Us

If you aren't sure who to contact, you can send an e-mail to NOTE: You might not receive a response to your e-mail right away, so if your question is time-sensitive, please contact the library using one of the other methods on this page. Anyone on our staff will be happy to connect you with the person/resources you need.

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Russell D. Cole Library
Cornell College
620 3rd St. SW
Mt. Vernon, IA

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