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‘Eternity’s Sunrise’

A new piece of art is gracing the study space in Mann Library. “Eternity’s Sunrise” is a brushed aluminum mobile created by Ithaca artist Werner Sun in memory of Nan Hyland, a librarian at Mann Library, whose dedicated service to education and scholarship at Cornell touched the work and lives of many in the Cornell […]

Concrete oases

A little piece of the outdoors came inside this week, thanks to students from the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA). Small sections of turf create grassy oases of calm in the lobbies of Olin and Mann libraries, as well as Duffield Hall and the Physical Sciences Building. Potted plants and comfortable chairs are […]


“Terra Nova,” a new exhibition in Mann Library’s gallery space, leads viewers through a landscape of desolate beauty. Photographer Thibault Roland’s elegant, evocative photographs capture Newfoundland’s icebergs glowing in the dark sea, the sky hanging vast above the moors and the wind speaking in waves and clouds. Roland is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral […]

Man o Mann

Mann Library turns 60 this fall and Manndible Café turns 5. Visit Mann Lobby at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the dual milestones with Manndible-made cake, giveaways and raffle prizes. Those wearing 1950s librarian clothes and get a free cup of coffee.

Library bugs out

After a major expansion, Cornell University Library’s world-class entomology collection is online and available to the public. Researchers interested in insect biology and pest management can search the Comstock Collection’s 35,000 titles (including many new e-books) as well as the library’s relevant databases, journals and books. The new site also has quick links to entomology dissertations […]


It’s 8,000 miles from Mann Library to South Africa, but Mann librarians have recently stepped that far off the Ag Quad to offer African professionals the skills-based instruction the library provides people here in Ithaca. In the last few months, Mann librarians travelled to Centurion, South Africa, to teach week-long workshops on statistics, information literacy, grant […]