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Local Community

As a Land Grant library, Mann Library supports the local community through a range of services, resources, and programming efforts. Community members are welcome to visit Mann Library to use our materials, databases, and resources on-site during operating hours, our events and exhibits are free and open to the public, and many of our talks are recorded and freely available online.

Computer Access

Wireless Internet Access

Visitors may use their laptops or mobile devices to access the internet by registering for guest network access. Please see Red Rover-Guest Access for instructions.

Research Machines

To use library computers for research purposes, visitors can use any unoccupied machine in the library, no login required.

Copy & Printing Services

Scanning with our copy machines is free, though making paper copies requires cash, change or copy card (available from the dispenser on the first floor next to the copiers).  Black and white, color, and poster printing is available at the circulation desk .  Visit our printing page for more information.  Additionally, we offer poster printing on both matte and glossy paper.  Please see our plotting page for information on pricing.

Borrowing Privileges

If you are a New York state resident, SUNY affiliate, or a CALS or CHE alumni, you can obtain a borrowing privilege card from Mann Library. Additional benefits are offered to alumni; detailed information can be found through Cornell University Library's website.


For assistance locating materials or using resources, visit our circulation or reference desks on the first floor of Mann Library.  If you have any questions that you would like to ask prior to your visit, you may email your question or call us at 607-255-3296.

Instruction Services

If you are not an instructor for a Cornell course but would like an instruction session for your group (Cooperative Extension, high school class, special conference or program) - please contact us!  We can design a session tailored to your group's needs.  

Directions and Parking

Visitors to Mann Library should visit Cornell's commuter and parking services page for detailed information on visitor parking.  Please see Cornell's campus maps page for additional information on bus service, metered parking, and pay-by-cell lots.