The College's 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, 150 databases, and 33,000 full-text electronic books. In addition to scholarly materials, a collection of current literature and new acquisitions is displayed on the main floor.
The campus wireless network is accessible in the library, and the library has a collection of wireless laptop computers for in-building use. The library is also an ICAirnet "hot spot," where students, faculty, and staff can use their personal wireless devices to access the Internet and campus services. All computers in the library provide access to Microsoft Office and a wide variety of software applications, 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. The library offers an online research portal to guide users to information in specific subject areas. Librarians can recommend appropriate materials and suggest research strategies for locating resources.
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.
Information Technology Services