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Circulation Services

Circulation, also called Access Services, represents a cluster of services related to accessing library materials. The links below lead to information about circulation services, policies and procedures at Mann Library. An index of services and policies for Cornell Library as a whole is also available here.

Questions? Check our Borrowing & Delivery FAQs, or contact the Circulation Desk (map it) by phone at 255-3296, or e-mail at mann_circ@cornell.edu.

Borrowing and Delivery

Requests - Information about recalling or placing holds on books that are currently charged out, or requesting materials from other libraries or special collections.

Borrowing - Finding and checking out items from the Mann Library collection, and loan periods and policies that apply for different patron types (undergrad, graduate, staff, faculty, proxy borrower, and privilege card holder). Check Course Reserves page to find short term loan and online materials "on reserve" for courses at Cornell.

Renewals - Renewing charged items, materials that do not have renewal privileges, and blocks that can prevent a renewal from going through.

Returns - Where to return library items and related policies.

Document Delivery (includes Interlibrary Loan and related services) - Requesting materials not owned by Cornell or from Cornell).


Billing and Fines - Fine policies and rates.

Payment Options - Methods of payment for services and fees.