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Print Collections

Government Documents

Due to precautionary measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID19, Mann Library is currently closed to the public and unable to provide access to physical items in our Federal Depository Library Collection.  Access to online government information is available through the Cornell library catalog, Govinfo, and  

We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume full access as soon as we are able.  In the meantime, you may contact the New York State Library's regional depository for assistance.  Contact information for nearby libraries can be found in the Federal Depository Library Directory.

Current Periodicals

Select journals designated as "current periodicals" in the library catalog are located on the 1st floor in the Current Periodical Area (map it). All other print journals are shelved in the regular stacks by call number. Many of our journals are available only in electronic format, search our E-Journals or the library catalog to get access to these current issues.

Ellis Collection

The Ellis Collection was established in 1949 from a bequest of Edith A. Ellis to Mann Library and is housed on the first floor of the library (map it). This endowment was intended "for the purchase of books for cultural reading," and designed to foster reading for pleasure. These books are related to subjects normally collected by Mann Library, such as farming, natural history, and family life, but are popular, literary, or personal treatments of these areas.

Curriculum Materials Collection

The Curriculum Materials Collection at Mann Library was developed as a joint effort with the Cornell Teacher Education department to relocate resources from their Teaching Materials Center. The Collection, housed on the 3rd floor (map it), consists of science and agricultural educational materials for use in middle and high school classrooms. In addition to serving the needs of Cornell students and faculty connected to the minor in Education, the collection is also of interest to area science and agricultural instructors and others involved in science curriculum development.

New Books

Recent additions to the library's collections, including books, serials, videos, and other formats can be found on the 1st floor near the Information and Research Help Desk. Browse new materials at Mann and other Cornell libraries online.