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Directions to Mann Library

The main entrance to Mann library is located on the Agricultural Quadrangle on the eastern side of Cornell University's Ithaca campus. Patrons may enter the library from the quad's east side, or from the tunnel between the Plant Science building and Mann Library. The library is fully wheelchair accessible. A clickable map of the campus is available.

  • From the West, take the NY State Thruway to exit 42 (Geneva) and Route 96 South to Ithaca. Take Green Street to downtown Ithaca, then proceed up State street away from the Commons. Take a left on College Ave and proceed onto campus. Take a right on Campus Road, a left on Garden Avenue, and then a right onto Tower road.
  • From the South, take Interstate 81 North through Binghamton to Whitney Point and Route 79 West toward Ithaca. As you approach town, take a right on College Ave and proceed onto campus. Take a right on Campus Road, a left on Garden Avenue, and then a right onto Tower road.
  • From the East, take Route 13 east through Dryden and then take a left on 366. When you enter Ithaca, take a right on Judd Falls road and then a left onto Tower road.
  • From the North, travel south to downtown Ithaca. Take Green Street to downtown Ithaca, then proceed up State street away from the Commons. Take a left on College Ave and proceed onto campus. Take a right on Campus Road, a left on Garden A venue, and then a right onto Tower road.

More extensive directions to Cornell and Mann Library are available online from the Cornell Interactive Map or  from Google Maps.

Parking

Parking near the library is available along Tower Road and behind Rice, Fernow, and Bradfield Halls. When first arriving on campus, check with a Transportation Services information booth about where to park and how much it will cost. Except for some limited metered parking spaces, parking on campus is by permit only Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking permits are available at the information booths. Visitors may park for free after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

See also the Department of Transportation's parking primer.

Bus service to the Cornell campus is available from Ithaca, other areas in Tompkins County, and surrounding counties.