The Ithaca College Library has developed this guide to provide information about library resources and services tailored to the interests of you, our alumni and retirees.
Travel back in time and revisit your years in the "downtown" and "South Hill" eras through some of our Digital Collections: search the historical issues of The Ithacan (our student newspaper); browse through digitized yearbooks such as The Cayugan and earlier titles; view images of buildings, events, and people at the College from 1950 to the early 1970's, in the C. Hadley Smith Collection.
Dr. Mary Arlin, Emerita Professor of Music History, Theory, and Composition provides narration for two video versions of her popular historical tour of Ithaca College in the downtown era: Downtown Campus Part One and Downtown Campus Part Two.
The library welcomes gifts from alumni and friends that allow the library to add to our collections and enhance our facility. For example, the collaborative study rooms on the 5th floor, funded through the Senior Class of 2005 gift, are a much-used resource. The Class of 2011 gift allowed the Library to open an expanded Digital Media Center, where students are able to individually edit multimedia projects, practice and refine presentations, and work collaboratively on course projects. In 2017, a new Research Help Desk, designed and built by an IC alum, was made possible with alumni gifts. The desk was moved and reinstalled in the library during the Fall of 2021, and now serves as an IT Service Desk satellite location.
We hope that you find these resources useful and engaging. Thanks for your interest in the Ithaca College Library.