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Lost and Found

Cornell Police Lost and Found
Ground Floor, Barton Hall
(walkup window in main hallway)

Summer Hours – please note The Cornell Police Lost and Found Office in Barton Hall will be operating on modified hours during the summer. During that time the Lost and Found office will only be staffed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to noon.  Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
(607) 255-7197

From time to time as our storage capacity fills, we host public auctions to redistribute items of use whose retention time with us has expired.

Before your item is lost:

For items that have identifying numbers, record MAKE, MODEL, and/or SERIAL NUMBER along with WHEN and WHERE purchased.

All items that can be carried, such as electronics, computers, folders, books, notebooks, etc., should have a full phone number and/or e-mail address on a small piece of paper placed on the back of the item. Cover the paper with clear tape if needed to keep the information protected.
We also provide FREE KEY TAGS for the fast, confidential return of your keys.

If your item is lost:

You can either visit or call the office. We recommend checking with us once a month for your missing item(s), as sometimes they take their time getting to us. Here is a list of temporary lost and found areas outside of Barton Hall.

When you find something:

Please bring found items as soon as possible, regardless of perceived value, to the main Barton Hall Lost and Found Office. All items are held, by law, for a minimum of three months beginning from the date they are received by Lost and Found.

NYS PERSONAL PROPERTY LAW, Article 7-B, SEC. 252, requires that all items found on campus with a value of over $20.00 be turned over to the main Lost and Found at G-8 BARTON HALL within 10 DAYS of being found. By making the return of property to the appropriate agency a legal issue, this law expedites the return of property to the rightful owner.