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Faculty and Staff Services

Research Services | Instruction Services | Computing & Facilities | Circulation Services| Liaison Services


Here's an overview of the wide range of services available to Cornell faculty and staff. You may also contact the Mann Information & Research Help Desk (map it) for more information at 255-5406 or mann-ref@cornell.edu.

Research Services

Mann’s knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with all your questions, including (but certainly not limited to):

For further information on reference services and consultations, please contact the Mann Information & Research Help Desk (map it) at mann-ref@cornell.edu


Instruction Services

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, and orientations and tours. We also offer tours of Mann and library orientations for new faculty. For more information on instruction, tours and orientations, see our Instruction page or contact Instruction Coordinator Kelee Pacion ( klp92@cornell.edu ) .

Computing & Facilities

Faculty and staff have access to a wide variety of cutting edge computing facilities at Mann Library. Here's a snapshot of what we have to offer:

  • Stone Computing Center: Public computing facilities include Dell PCs and Macs. There are three classrooms with projectors may be reserved by faculty.
  • Specialized Software: Many of Mann’s public computers contain specialized applications, including—but not limited to--ArcGIS, EndNote, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Minitab, Pagemaker, Photoshop, SAS & SPSS.
  • AV Production Room: Two Mac Pro computers, with multimedia production/editing software and hardware.
  • Laptop Check Out: 20 Dell Mini laptops, 30 MacBook wireless laptops (in Library use only). Mice also available.
  • Printing: Small and large format printing, from B&W letter size to glossy color plotter posters.
  • Equipment Checkout (available from Circulation Desk): Includes digital cameras, digital audio recorders, GPS units and headphones.

For a more complete picture of Mann's facilities, check out our Equipment & Software page . Our payment options page has detailed information on ways for paying for print and photocopy jobs.

Circulation Services

Access Services (or Circulation) manages the borrowing and returning of materials to the library, reserves (both print and electronic), interlibrary loan and anything else having to do with the circulation of library materials.

  • Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing and lending of books and journals not owned by Cornell.
  • Borrow Direct: Easy to use patron generated book request and delivery system using seven Ivy League libraries. Simply look up a book in the Borrow Direct system, and have it delivered to Mann Library within 3-5 days. Not for journal articles.
  • Electronic and Print Reserves: Select items can be made available on the web or at Mann Library for
    short term loan by using Course Reserve services at Mann Library.
  • Universal Return: Library items may be returned to any Cornell library. Once checked in they will be sent back to the lending library. Not for interlibrary loan, borrow direct, course reserve, hourly loans, or equipment.

Library Liaisons

Librarian support for departments in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Ecology. The goal of Mann’s library liaison program is to promote communication between the library and the academic departments it supports, and to engage faculty as partners in developing library resources and services.