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Geneva Experiment Station

Lee Library at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva closed its physical doors on July 1, 2016. Mann Library offers a variety of services to support the information needs of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

Instruction and Reference Services

Instruction: Mann Library is committed to providing quality teaching and research support to the faculty and staff of our colleges. This includes open workshops, class-related instruction, orientations, and tours. Mann librarians Sarah Kennedy (sek45) and Ashley Downs (ald52) can provide online workshops or can arrange on-site instruction with advanced notice. 

Immediate Research Help: contact the Mann Library Information and Research Help Desk (mann-ref) or phone 607-255-5406. 24/7 Chat Service is also available.

Request a Consultation: For in-depth questions and one-on-one help with a subject librarian, request a research consultation. We can work with you by phone, WebEx, or on campus during your next visit. Our staff can help with citation management, GIS, business research, data management, systematic reviews and other questions.  Fill out our request form and we will get back to you!

Research Guides: Explore the many subject-specific research guides available to help you find information in specific disciplines. For example, check out the Enology & Viticulture Guide and the Wine Industry Guide. We are also happy to create customized research guides for a class or a student group. 

Access to Cornell Library’s Print Materials

Requesting Print Materials: Current Faculty, Students, and Staff: Those faculty and students who are currently affiliated with Cornell and who have departmental mailboxes at NYSAES may request print materials, whether from the Cornell Library or through Borrow Direct, via the library catalog. Detailed instructions on how to complete this request can be found on our library-to-library delivery page. Faculty and students need only select “Geneva Circulation” as their preferred pickup location, with a note to indicate that materials be delivered to their departmental mailbox at NYSAES. Once submitted, items will be processed and sent via Campus Mail to faculty offices at Geneva. To ensure patron privacy, all items will be wrapped then labeled with patron name and office address for delivery in department mailboxes. Interlibrary loan requests will be delivered in the same manner. Articles are handled through the library's Document Delivery service and will be scanned and sent via email as a PDF. Scans requested through Document Delivery will be provided within 24 hours if coming from the Cornell University Library Annex, and within 24-48 hours if coming from Mann Library. As a reminder, there is no charge to you for any of these services.

Requesting Print Materials as a Retiree: Retired faculty and staff have full use of the Mann Library collection if they are on campus in Ithaca, and they may return items to the Library using the book drop located outside the general services building at NYSAES. If they choose not to come to campus, retired faculty and staff would have to request books or articles through their local public library using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is the only borrowing option for physical print items at this time, because there is no longer a centralized, staffed location on the Geneva campus to manage borrowing for those affiliates who do not have a departmental mailbox. 
Retiree borrowing privileges do allow retirees to select a proxy borrower (someone that they have designate to borrow on their behalf). If the retired faculty or staff member knows someone who visits Ithaca’s campus a couple of times a week, they could request items through the library catalog, select an Ithaca campus library location as the pick-up location, and then the proxy borrower could pick-up and charge the items to the retirees account and bring them to Geneva.

Returning Print Materials: To return print materials, faculty and staff can place up to 3 items in campus mail envelopes (1 item per envelope) addressed to Mann Library which will be processed upon receipt. If more than 3 items are being returned or items are oversized and will not fit in campus envelopes, please return items in the book drop outside the Buildings & Properties Building. Please note: items which have been returned through Geneva campus mail or the book drop will not be removed from patron accounts until they have been received and processed at Mann Library, which could take up to one business day from the time of return.

Rare items: Rare items from Geneva have been moved to Mann Special Collections. These materials can be viewed in the Mann Library Special Collections viewing area by appointment. 

Access to Cornell Library’s Licensed Electronic Content 


Licensed Electronic Content: Cornell Library’s licenses for electronic content restrict access to Cornell IP addresses that are physically located on Cornell campuses, and they also restrict remote (off-campus) access to Cornell users who can authenticate via the proxy server using their NetIDs and passwords.