Q. Why is the Library too hot/cold?
Ithaca College policy states that interior building temperature set points are 69-71 degrees for the heating season (generally November-April) and 74-76 degrees for the cooling season (generally May through October). This is an environmentally responsible policy that meets applicable New York building codes and OSHA guidelines as well as helps the college reduce energy consumption.
The Library temperature is monitored 24 hours a day. Fluctuating outdoor temperatures (and varying amounts of sunshine) may /do happen thus taxing the heating and cooling systems. If you feel the need, please do not hesitate to report your discomfort to any of our staff at one of the four service desks.
John D. Birk