The College library, open more than 100 hours a week, contains some 400,000 holdings in books, musical scores, periodicals, DVDs , films, laser discs, interactive multimedia, and recordings. The library provides access to over 17,000 electronic full-text journals and 150 databases. In addition to scholarly materials, a collection of current literature and biography is displayed on the main floor. The campus wireless network is accessible in the library. Wireless laptop computers circulate for in-building use. All computers in the library provide access to Microsoft Office software, enabling users to conduct research and complete projects at one workstation. Multimedia can be accessed via listening stations on the third floor. Interlibrary loan services are available for essential research materials not owned by the library. Requested articles will be delivered electronically via e-mail. Reserve readings and audio recordings are also available electronically. Through the South Central Research Library Council and the Online Computer Library Center, the College library has access to the collections of over 43,500 libraries in the United States and abroad. The library's website provides access to national and international electronic resources that support the College's programs.
Librarians welcome the opportunity to serve students -- in person, by phone, and via e-mail. Librarians provide assistance in the effective use of various print and electronic reference sources. They also recommend appropriate materials, suggest research strategies for locating resources, and provide directional information.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains an extensive collection of productivity and business software to support the curriculum. Networked computers, both Macintosh and PC, are available in 30 facilities across campus. One lab is open 24 hours a day, and the rest are open from early in the morning to late at night throughout the fall and spring semesters. Labs are staffed by student consultants skilled at helping people use the computers.
Network file storage and e-mail accounts are provided free to all Ithaca College students, and a student account on the College's Web server is available on request. Access to e-mail, the Web, the online library catalog, and student account and grade information is via the Internet.
ITS staff provide free workshops and consulting services to Ithaca College students and faculty. The main office is located in 102 Muller Hall and can be reached by telephone at 607-274-3030.