Stone Computing Center
The John Lemuel Stone Computing Center (map it) is Mann Library's main public computing facility. The hardware of the lab now consists of over seventy computers, including over sixty Dell PC's, eighteen iMacs and several specialized workstations, providing computing services to the Cornell and New York State educational communities. In addition, Mann Library is also offers 20 Dell laptops (available at Circulation Desk (map it)). Additionally, 30 MacBook laptops are available for short term loan at the Circulation Desk.
The center houses four duplexing B&W Net-Print printers, one duplexing B&W printer, a duplexing color printer, three color plotters, and many scanners. Software available in the Stone Center includes a wide variety of applications used by people in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. If you would like to submit a request for software on the computers in the Stone Center, please fill out our online software request form.
Stone Center follows the same schedule as Mann Library. We ask that patrons attempt to finish their work 15 minutes before closing to leave the center operator time to follow shutdown procedures. The Computing Help desk and plotter printing hours do differ however -please check the hours page for details.
Stone Classroom Reservations
The Stone Classroom may be reserved for instructional use by Cornell faculty and teaching staff, with preference given to Mann Library staff. To reserve the classroom please first read over our guidelines. If your proposed use falls within these guidelines, please view the current schedule for the Stone Classroom and fill out our online reservation form.
Contact the Center
- E-mail the Stone Center Coordinator, Sara Wright at email@example.com.
- Phone: (607) 255-3240
Employment at the Center
Find out more about working in the Mann Computing Center here.
Please also take a look at our Public Computing Policies page, which contains important details on some of these topics and more.
- Drinks are allowed provided that they are in covered containers. No food is allowed in the lab. No exceptions.
- The noise level must be kept at a reasonable level, please be considerate of other patrons.
- Printing costs 9 cents per side. If you are having trouble, consult our printing section, or ask a lab operator.
- The Mann Computing Centers are academic labs whose primary purpose is to provide access to applications for scholarly research. For this reason, use of the computers for gaming or other nonacademic pursuits is discouraged. During periods of peak use of the lab, scholarship will always be given priority.
- Patrons who are using the machines to view pornographic material may be asked to leave the lab.
- The lab is not responsible for lost materials or lost work. If your machine crashes or you lose work, a lab operator will try to recover your work, but computers crash, and sometimes the loss will be permanent.
- Tip: Make sure your files are saved in numerous places. One copy is never enough. CIT has a online service called DropBox that can be used to save and store documents up to 1.5GB.
- Classrooms will be set up 30 minutes before a class.
Lab Publications (Adobe Acrobat PDF format)
- Using the Assistive Technology Station to Scan and Print
- Scanning Slides, Negatives, and for OCR
- Using the Mann Library EPSON Scanners (Basic Scanning)
- Scanning color and black/white documents to any Stone computer
Other computing labs in Mann Library and Elsewhere
- Stone Computer Classroom
- Basement classrooms in Mann:B30A and B30B
- CIT Public Computing Labs, including the CIT lab at Mann
- Other computing labs
More computer-related areas of interest on campus
- Other computer labs with statistical software
- Finding software in the CU Libraries
- Finding hardware in the CU Libraries
- Finding printers in the CU Libraries