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Welcome to Mann Library!


We offer an outstanding library collection in agriculture, life sciences and applied social sciences. We also offer a knowledgeable team of experts who can help you with your research for projects of any size or scope, whether a short paper, a thesis, or a major research project involving thousands of citations and reams of data. The staff at Mann work hard to offer you a highly effective experience using any of our collections, spaces, technologies, or services. Our website will help guide you to the many ways Mann Library can help you do your work—for example, you can now book a consultation with a librarian directly from our website. Meet with our experts – they are here to help! 

Freshly opened in November 2017, our mannUfactory makerspace is now up and running! This new facility is a creative DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn – we have 3D printing, sewing machines, hand tools, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, you name it… The makerspace is open Sunday through Monday during the semester. Come check it out!  

As you visit Mann, we also hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy the exhibits on display in the lobby, the Mann Gallery and other public areas in the Library. These installations are a good way to explore important topics in science and history, learn a little more about the Library’s outstanding special collections, and get to know the important work that Cornell faculty and students are doing in a wide variety of fields. We also offer a wonderful program of book talks by the faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. Look for the schedule of events that we publish early each semester so you can mark your calendars—and if you do happen to miss a talk, in most cases you can still catch a video-recording of the session on Mann’s YouTube channel.   

These are just a few of the programs you’ll find at Mann Library.  We invite you to explore, discover new things, develop new ideas, and bring learning to life. Whether you come to us in person in our beautiful facility overlooking Beebe Lake, or online through our website, we hope you find the perfect way to connect to all that this library has to offer. 

And if you have suggestions for us, please be sure to get in touch. We welcome your questions and your feedback.


Best wishes for a productive academic year,


Mary Ochs

Director, A.R. Mann Library

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853 USA