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New Mann Library Help Desk Open for Business

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Get research help at the newly designed Library Help Desk

It’s been a busy summer of renovations at Mann Library, and we’re finally done! With our first floor now nicely put back together, we are back in full swing for the new school year.

What improvements did we make? We have beautiful new carpet throughout the first floor, including a fun new faux-cobblestone motif that complements the natural light of the central atrium and Beebe Lake Woods windows.

We also have a new and improved Library Help Desk, a re-configured “one-stop shop” for our visitors, featuring a clean, bright desk design and streamlined customer service. Here, students, faculty, and staff will be able to check out books, course materials, laptops, and whatever else they might need for a productive day at Cornell. At the same desk, visitors will also be able to get all the information and research help previously provided at the Information & Research Help Desk, once located between the library entrance and the atrium and now consolidated at this new service desk. So, if you come to Mann Library for help of any kind – from picking up a study room key to help getting started on a major research project – head straight over to the Library Help Desk. It’s the same great service in a new, more accessible and efficient location.

The Library Help Desk is open for book, course material, room and equipment loans anytime Mann Library is open (see mannlib.cornell.edu/hours for hours of operation). Research help services at the Library Help Desk are available Monday - Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

And just by way of reminder: Cornell students, faculty and staff can also book a one-on-one consultation with librarians who have expertise in specific fields buy using the "book a consultation" feature on the Mann Library Meet Our Experts page. Not sure who you should meet with? Fill out our Request a Research Consultation form and we will put you in touch with the appropriate contact.

We look forward to seeing you at our new Library Help Desk soon, and we wish you all a successful fall semester!