The College library, open more than 100 hours a week, contains half a million holdings in books, periodicals, records, and microforms in addition to its electronic and online resources. The library's catalog is easily accessible online, and the interlibrary loan system makes even more resources available. Through the South Central Research Library Council and OCLC, the library has access to over 17,000 libraries in the United States and abroad. In addition, the library's website presents many lists of national and international electronic resources and links that support the College's programs.
Reference librarians are available to show students and faculty members how to use various print references as well as the Internet and the latest electronic indexing and abstracting services. They can also recommend appropriate materials and research strategies. A one-credit course, Library Resources and Methods of Research, introduces students to the organization, arrangement, and efficient use of library materials.
The multimedia services center maintains videos, films, laser discs, interactive media, and educational software developed commercially or by faculty and staff at the College.
Academic Computing and Client Services
Academic Computing and Client Services (ACCS) maintains an extensive collection of programming languages, data-analysis packages, and business programs to support the curriculum. Networked computers, both Macintosh and Windows, are available in 30 facilities across campus. One lab is open 24 hours a day, and the rest are open from early morning to late at night throughout the fall and spring semesters. Laboratories are staffed by student consultants skilled at helping people use the computers.
All Ithaca College undergraduate and graduate students receive free accounts on the College computer system for access to the Ithaca College Information Services (ICIS) --- a friendly, menu-driven system for sending and receiving e-mail, accessing the library's online catalog services and the worldwide Internet. Students can access these computer resources via modem, as well as from labs located throughout the campus.
The Ithaca College home page (http://www.ithaca.edu) serves as a campus-wide information system with links to information about the College, courses, class notes, current activities, and other related information.
The ACCS staff consists of a director and 25 full-time professionals. Members of the staff provide free workshops (www.ithaca.edu/computing/workshops) and consulting services to Ithaca College students and faculty. The main office is located in Muller 102 and can be reached by telephone at 607 274-3030.