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In-store Services

The following services are available through our main store at 135 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY.

Custom Imprinting

For your next event or meeting, consider Cornell custom imprinted portfolios, folders, or pens. Minimum quantities are generally low. Please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery on most items. Please call 1-607-255-4111 or email us at store@cornell.edu for details.

TCAT bus passes, Tcard

Pre-loaded Tcards to ride the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) buses can now be purchased on the upper level of the main store and at our store located in the Shops at Ithaca Mall. (Also online at www.tcatbus.com)

Tcards available for purchase include the following:

One-day Zone 1 ($3) Zone 2 cards ($4). These are expiration-based passes. Once activated on the bus, can be used as frequently as the passenger wishes within that particular service day.

Adult 15-ride Zone 1 cards ($20) adult 15-ride Zone 2 cards ($33). These passes are good for 15 one-way rides and are not expiration based.

Half-fare 15-ride Zone 1 cards ($10) half-fare 15-ride Zone 2 cards ($17). Please note: those eligible for half-fare cards are: seniors 60 and older; persons with disabilities; and youth 17 (or still in high school with valid student ID) through age 6. You do not have to provide verification that you are eligible for half-fare passes at our stores, but TCAT bus operators have the right to ask you for identification that you are eligible at the time of boarding. Again, these passes are not expiration based and are good for 15 one-way rides.

Monthly passes Zone 1 ($45) and monthly passes Zone 2 ($60). These are expiration-based passes. Once activated on the bus, can be used as frequently as the passenger wishes within that particular month or 31 days.

Youth semester passes for summer to include Zone 1 ($50) and Zone 2 ($65); as well youth semester passes for the fall and spring semesters to include Zone 1 ($30) and Zone 2 ($40). Please note seasonal semester passes are not available until just before TCAT’s summer, fall and spring service period changes go into effect, approximately near the end of May for summer, near the end of July for fall; and near the end of December for spring . Those eligible for semester passes are those aged 17 (or still in high school with a student ID) through age 6.

Also please note: passengers aged 5 and younger ride free as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Mailing Services

Mail Drop Off: send mail through campus mail or United States Postal Service (USPS). All UPS mail must already be affixed with the correct postage. USPS picks up approximately at noon, Monday-Friday.

UPS Drop-off: drop off packages you wish to ship via UPS. Standard UPS shipping rates apply. We accept prepaid UPS packages. All packages must be ready for shipping and have an official UPS label. Pick-ups are daily Monday through Friday.

Big Red Express: Big Red Express sells stamps, packing materials, passport photos, phone cards, and philatelic collectible offers. US Postal Service mailings: first class, priority mail, and overnight express mail.

Voter Registration Cards:

available on the upper level.

Passport Photos:

Have your passport photo taken in an instant at Big Red Express. Two photos for $10.

Technology Rental:

rent a laptop or a portable projector.


plastic bags, batteries, cellphone batteries, and ink cartridges

Banking Services:

Two full-service banks are located on the lower-level, CFCU Community Credit Union and Tompkins Trust Company. Each of these banks provide 24-hour accessible ATMs located on Ho Plaza (outside the Store).

Tompkins Trust Company

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

For information, phone (607) 257-1909

CFCU Community Credit Union

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

For information, phone (607) 255-5111

Trash Tags:

City of Ithaca trash tags are available for purchase.

Faxing Service:

We can send or receive faxes for you. A fax cover page is available free of charge. Pricing: international $3/page; domestic $2/page; local & 800 numbers $1/page; or incoming $1/page.

Lost & Found:

If you misplaced a personal item while shopping, come to the Lost & Found located at the registers on the upper-level.

Campus Maps:

available for 20¢ each