Founded in 1985, TakeNote is Cornell's only professor approved, supplemental note taking service. Our mission is to provide Cornell students with high-quality lecture notes to help them master their course material. We take our promise of high-quality seriously, so we only publish notes that help students make valuable connections and tell the story of the lecture content.  

Step 1

Purchase a live subscription through the Cornell store online or in stores. Cornell card and bursar accepted! Check the 'Courses' page for a list of available live notes and reprints.



Log onto www.redshelf.com, our online reading platform, and enter the code on your receipt to access your notes. Access your notes from your computer, tablet, or phone.

step 3

Each set of new notes is uploaded to Redshelf by Sunday morning at the latest. Lecture notes are organized by weeks for ease of access. Happy studying!

We can not provide high quality lecture notes without first having skilled and dedicated notetakers. We hire our notetakers through a comprehensive application and training session. Our editors then grade and supplement the work of the notetakers.


All interested applications submit an application, their college transcripts, and schedule for next semester. Applicants agree that, if selected, they commit to being a notetaker for the entire semester.


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The general managers personally select the most qualified notetakers and editors from the applicant pool. These prospective employees then undergo a thorough training process led by the general managers.


Once classes have begun, notetakers submit notes to the general managers. Editors evaluate the work of the notetakers and general managers review all notes before uploading them. 

General Managers

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Pedro Bobrow
Applied Economics and Management, 2020

Pedro is a sophomore studying Applied Economics and Management. As the co-manager of TakeNote, he is committed to increasing the on-campus reach of the business and providing excellent customer service. Through Student Agencies, Pedro is looking forward to applying his classroom knowledge in the business world while also interacting with members of the Cornell community. He hopes to work in innovative ideas to improve the business and keep it growing. Outside of Student Agencies, Pedro is a member of the Sprint Football Team, Club Tennis, Tamid Group, and Vizer Consulting. In his free time, he enjoys working on his entrepreneurial ventures and watching Shark Tank.




Caroline Najjar                                                                                                            Industrial and Labor Relations, 2020

Caroline is a sophomore in the Industrial Labor Relations School. As the co-manager of TakeNote, she is committed to providing excellent customer service and building TakeNote’s brand on campus. Through Student Agencies, Caroline is looking forward to interacting with different members of the Cornell community and developing her professional skills. She hopes to learn practical business skills and gain real world experience. Outside of Student Agencies, Caroline is a member of Society for Women in Business, the Tab, ILR Sports Business Society, Cayuga’s Watchers, and is a member of Delta Gamma. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, and watching television.  



Interested in joining the team?

We are looking for hard-working organized students who want to get paid to go to class. TakeNote Associates can receive up to $14 per 50 minute lecture, earning one of the highest rates on campus. 

Terms of Use

TakeNote is a subsidiary of Student Agencies Inc. Our notes are copyrighted material. Any attempt to reproduce these notes are punishable by law. TakeNote customers are also prohibited from sharing or selling any TakeNote material. Infractions of these rules will cause all related accounts to be deleted and be reported to Cornell's academic integrity office.