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Reading Room: Electronic & Other Resources


DeLib Discovery

This is the best place to begin searching for books, ebooks, and media in the DeLib collection.  This is the same search as the one on the DeLib homepage.

Other Search Tools

Depending on what you are searching for, it may be appropriate to use one of the following resources. 

Classic Catalog (Pearl Cat)

WCMC Library (NY)

Cornell University Library (Ithaca, NY)


Collection Counts

As of June 30, 2020

Books (Print) 2833
eBooks 43,664
Databases 363
eJournals 17889
Websites 527
CD-ROMs 62
DVDs 473
Digital Videos 2716
Mobile Apps 12
Slide Collections 207
Image Collections 6

Off Campus / Electronic Access

All of the eLibrary's electronic resources are  available to WCM-Q users from any location - journals, books, databases and more! Whether you are studying or doing research from home, at the clinic, or anywhere with an Internet connection, the following steps will allow you to access all of these electronic resources:

  • Go to the Distributed eLibrary website
  • Find the resource you want to access
  • Click on the link
  • At this point, you will be prompted to login for off-campus access (unless it is a freely available resource which anyone can access)
  • Enter your campus ID* and password

For help with research or any library-related questions, contact Ask-a-Librarian

*Your campus ID is the first part of your Cornell email address (e.g. rja2004). If you have any questions about your campus ID or password, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 4492-8711 or open a ticket here.

Education City Libraries

In accordance with the Education City (EC) library lending initiative, all of EC's schools and colleges have agreed to reciprocally loan material to each other's faculty, staff and students.


DeLib's procedures to borrow from another EC library:

  • All requests for items belonging to another EC library must be made through ILLiad 
  • An email will be sent to you once the item has been received by DeLib and is available for pickup.
  • The borrower is responsible for returning the item or requesting a renewal to the Reading Room within the allotted time period.

Please call (974) 4492-8100 if you have any questions.

**PLEASE NOTE: the WCM-Q Distributed eLibrary welcomes all guests to browse our collection.


Education City libraries:

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar library  

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar library  

Northwestern University Qatar  

Qatar National Library

Texas A&M University at Qatar library  

VCU School of the Arts in Qatar library