Ithaca College Library - General Information
The Ithaca College Library
Welcome to the Ithaca College Library. Our mission is to enhance teaching and learning at Ithaca College through the provision of flexible, diverse, and user-centered information services and resources.
The library staff works to create an organization that is receptive to innovation, recognized for efficient management, and focused on continuous improvement in our services, resources, and facility. To that end, we value your comments--user feedback is reviewed and frequently results in service/ resource enhancements.
I encourage you to take full advantage of the services and resources we offer.
Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian
- The Library occupies the Floors 2-5 of the Gannett Center - building #17 on this pdf
- Four Floors with Five Service Points: Circulation/Reserve/Interlibrary Loan,Tech Help, and Research Help (2nd/Main Floor), Multimedia and Music (3rd Floor), Archives (5th Floor)
- 2nd and 3rd Floors are Group Study Floors; 4th and 5th Floors are Quiet Study Floors
- Wireless Connectivity on All Floors
- Collaborative Study Rooms with White Boards (5th Floor)
- 75 PCs available (including 21 circulating wireless laptops and 2 iPads) with the College's standard lab software suite
- Networked Scanning and Printing
- Color Printing
- Sony Bloggie MP4 cameras, Analog-to-digital converter, Headphones (3.5mm), Headsets (USB), Freestanding microphones (3.5mm), and Power Cords
- Walk-up Print Stations (2nd/Main Floor)
- Digital Media Lab with 4 iMacs, Presentation Practice Room with 60" Plasma Screen and multi-interface video cabling, 3 Collaboration Stations with 36" LCD monitors and central docking stations (3rd Floor)
- Microform and Microfilm Reader with Digital Capture Functionality (2nd/Main Floor)
- Library Instruction Classroom with SmartBoard (3rd Floor)
- The Library is open more than 112 hours per week. Extended hours during exam periods
- IC Faculty, Staff, and Students have 24/7 access to online resources
- IM/Chat Service for Research Help and Circulation/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves
- Digital Audio and Video Reserves for Several Courses (160,000 items on DAR)
- Print and Electronic Course Reserves - eReserve items are accessed via the Sakai Course Management System
- Illiad Interlibrary Loan - Requested Articles delivered via email
- "Talkback" - Online submission of user comments & library staff responses
- Ask a Librarian - Targeted research assistance and instruction services for academic programs and majors provided by our subject experts
- "Ask Us" - Library FAQ's - Answers to Your "How To" and "Why" questions
- Recommend a Purchase - Your suggestions for new materials
- A 385,000 volume collection. Approximately 6000 titles are added each year
- 71,000 electronic books that span several academic subject areas
- 150 Full-Text Databases provide access to scholarly communication, images, and audio recordings
- 37,000 multimedia materials, including an extensive collection of DVDs
- 2,000 individual serial subscriptions (print and online)
- More than 45,000 serials in full-text databases
- Research Guides Links to targeted information resources for Academic major/programs, Individual Courses and other Topics.
- College Archives with Rod Serling Collection, online access to the historical issues of the Ithacan, the College newspaper, and digitized images of the College
- Current literature collection for leisure reading and listening (audiobooks)
- Noodlebib software for online bibliography formatting/citation creation
- 30 Staff Members and 68 Student Assistants
- First Year Reading Initiative
- Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Each year, the library collaborates with FLEFF and purchases showcased films for the permanent collection. Films purchased for Fleff.
- Ithaca College Oral History Project Audio interviews with retired faculty and administrators.
- Ithaca College Then and Now - A series of YouTube videos highlighting campus changes over the years.
- New York Heritage Project - Digitized images from around the Empire State, including the C. Hadley Smith images of Ithaca College.