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Mann @ 70 Scavenger Hunt

Mann Library is celebrating 70 years on the Cornell Ag Quad and we want you to feel part of that history!


On the first three floors of the library, you will find stations/small tables with information about what the library looked like in its early decades and how it has evolved over the years. Go to the stations to find the answers to the following four questions.


  1. What year was the renovation of the original Mann Library building complete?
  2. What caused the fire (epic!) in the Mann Library building in 1964?
  3. What 1950’s technology allowed communication between library staff working at the circulation desk and staff working in the closed library stacks?
  4. Mann Library opened Cornell University’s first public computer lab in the early 1980’s. Who was it named after?

Submit your answers in the online entry form here: If you get them all correct, you’ll be notified via email to come select a prize at the Mann Help Desk. The prize line-up includes posters or note card packets with images from our special collections, Mann travel mugs (while supplies last!), and other swag. One entry per person. The scavenger hunt ends November 29.


Happy hunting — and best of luck as you wrap up the semester and head into exams!