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 pro mission of high quality seriously so we only public 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, 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!

Notetaker Process

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. 

TakeNote Impacts

Study Smarter

We know how to take notes focusing on test material and highlight key words from the lectures



Save Time

Use your time more effectively since TakeNote can get you the grade you want while spending less time on the course


Improved Grades

Achieve the grades you want in the most efficient manner possible with Takenote

Stress Less

Don't worry about accidentally missing a class or having to listen and take notes at the same time



Access Anywhere

Access TakeNote anywhere without having to bring your notebooks and textbooks

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.