Over three hundred black and white and color network printers and multi-function devices (MFDs) are available across campus. Individuals can also purchase local attached printers for individual use. 

Printer Purchases and Support

Network printers must be purchased using the guidelines on the GetIT support site. Budgeting for these purchases should be done as part of the normal budget cycle. Once purchased, network printers become part of the Technology Renewal Program and are replaced every four years.  ITS will configure and install the network printer and provide on-going support.

Local attached printers are purchased by individuals on own. ITS does not support the configuration or functioning of these printers. Questions should be directed to the manufacturer.

MFDs can be leased or purchased. Print Services is responsible for the initial lease/purchase decision and works with the vendor, ITS and the department to get the device installed and set up. Once installed, ITS supports the network connection and the print function, the vendor supports the device, departmental accounts for tracking and the copy function.


Individual departments are responsible for purchasing printing supplies such as toner, ink cartridges, and paper.

Lab Printers

Black and white printing is available in the public labs and the Library. Color printing is available in the Library. Duplicating Services also provides color printing. By fall 2014, the college will move from fully free printing for students to a managed print environment that provides allowances to students and pay for print options.

Printing Policies

  • Students cannot print to lab printers from personal computers.
  • Duplexing is encouraged but not required.
  • In labs, multiple copies are prohibited. Users are encouraged to print one copy.

Print Management Program

  • In an effort to encourage sustainability and reduce wasteful printing, Ithaca College implemented a print management program in the library and all student computer labs. Prior to this program, 20% of paper printed at these locations was immediately discarded or not claimed.

  • Through the program, students are given complimentary print allowances at the start of each semester and can use ID Express for printing needs that exceed the allowance.

  • For more information about our Print Management Program, please visit