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Cornell AgriTech

Mann Library offers a variety of services to support the information needs of Cornell AgriTech.

Instruction and Reference Services

  • Instruction: Mann Library is committed to providing quality teaching and research support to the faculty and staff of our colleges. This includes open workshops, class-related instruction, orientations, and tours. Mann support specialist Jeff Piestrak ( can provide online workshops or can arrange on-site instruction with advanced notice.
  • Immediate Research Help: Contact Mann Library Information and Research Help ( or call 607-255-3296. 24/7 Chat Service is also available.
  • Request a Consultation: For in-depth questions and one-on-one help with a subject librarian, request a research consultation. We can work with you by phone, Zoom, or on campus during your next visit. Our staff can help with citation management, GIS, business research, data management, systematic reviews and other questions. Fill out our request form and we will get back to you!
  • Research Guides: Explore the many subject-specific research guides available to help you find information in specific disciplines. For example, check out the Enology & Viticulture Guide and the Wine Industry Guide. We are also happy to create customized research guides for a class or a student group.

Access to Cornell Library’s Print Collections

  • Requesting Print Materials: Current Faculty, Students, and Staff: Those faculty and students who are currently affiliated with Cornell and who have departmental mailboxes at NYSAES may request print materials, whether from the Cornell Library or through Borrow Direct, via the library catalog. Please email and request to be added to the delivery database for Geneva. Once we have confirmed that you have been added, faculty and students may select “Special Program Delivery: Geneva Delivery” from the drop-down menu of pickup locations. Once submitted, requests will be processed and sent via Campus Mail to department mailboxes at Geneva. To ensure patron privacy, all items will be delivered in padded envelope mailers. Interlibrary loan requests will be delivered in the same manner. Please allow 3-4 workdays for delivery. Articles are handled through the library’s ScanIt service and will be scanned and sent via email as a PDF. Scans requested through ScanIt will be provided within 24 hours if coming from the Cornell University Library Annex, and within 24-48 hours if coming from Mann Library. As a reminder, there is no charge to you for any of these services.
  • Requesting Print Materials as a Retiree: Retired faculty and staff have full use of the Mann library collection if they are on campus in Ithaca, and they may return items to the library using the book drop located outside the Buildings & Properties Building at NYSAES. If they choose not to come to campus, retired faculty and staff would have to request books or articles through their local public library using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is the only borrowing option for physical print items at this time, because there is no longer a centralized, staffed location on the Geneva campus to manage borrowing for those affiliates who do not have a departmental mailbox. Retiree borrowing privileges do allow retirees to select a proxy borrower (someone that they have designate to borrow on their behalf). If the retired faculty or staff member knows someone who visits Ithaca’s campus a couple of times a week, they could request items through the library catalog, select an Ithaca campus library location as the pick-up location, and then the proxy borrower could pick-up and charge the items to the retirees account and bring them to Geneva.
  • Returning Print Materials: To return print materials, faculty and staff can place up to 3 items in campus mail envelopes (1 item per envelope) addressed to Mann Library which will be processed upon receipt. If more than 3 items are being returned or items are oversized and will not fit in campus envelopes, please return items in the book drop outside the Buildings & Properties Building. Please note: items which have been returned through Geneva campus mail or the book drop will not be removed from patron accounts until they have been received and processed at Mann Library, which could take up to one business day from the time of return.
  • Rare & Distinctive Collections: Rare items from Geneva have been moved to Mann Special Collections. These materials can be viewed in the Mann Library Special Collections viewing area by appointment.

Access to Cornell Library’s Licensed Electronic Content

  • Licensed Electronic Content: Cornell Library’s licenses for electronic content restrict access to Cornell IP addresses that are physically located on Cornell campuses, and they also restrict remote (off-campus) access to Cornell users who can authenticate via the proxy server using their NetIDs and passwords.Once