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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Classes and employee work have been moved to online and remote environments.   Read more details at fitnyc.edu/coronavirus

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Continuity of Library Services

The FIT Library continues to provide online research and instruction support for our faculty, staff, and students.

Library Materials

Circulating materials that are currently checked out will be due back on 9/16/2020 and can be renewed online using My Library Account. Any accrued fines will be waived. Holds on accounts will not be applied. 


Returns will not be processed and will remain on your library account until the library resumes regular operations. If you must return materials, please return books and interlibrary loans to:

FIT Library - Access & Circulation Services
c/o Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th Street, Room E528
New York, NY 10001-5992

Please consider purchasing insurance on items sent via post. Tracking is included on packages sent via media mail (and through most USPS services).  

Send questions to [email protected], we will be happy to assist you.

Use My Library Account to see all material you currently have checked out and renew them.

  • Log in with your MyFIT username and password

For password help please contact IT Tech Help.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is accepting article requests from FIT patrons; however, we are unable to accept e-book or physical item requests. Requests are usually filled within 3 business days. Please refer to our FAQs for more information on how to request articlesFor questions and concerns with ILL, please contact our Interlibrary Loan unit at [email protected]

Remote Library Help

The FIT Library offers a number of ways to request help while off campus, including chat, phone, text, and email. In addition, even while off-campus, members of the FIT community can request one-on-one research appointments to be conducted virtually. You can find access to all of these options on our Ask the Library page

Remote Access To Resources

The FIT Library offers remote access to a wide array of online resources. You can search the majority of these resources using OneSearch. You can find a full list of the over 175 databases that we offer access to via our Databases page. To access these resources, sign in using your FIT User ID and Password when prompted. These resources are available anywhere you have access to the internet from desktop computers to mobile devices. Please note: Artnet and Edited are the only two databases not available remotely.

Remote Support For Instruction

The FIT Library is here to help faculty transitioning their courses online. Please visit our Services for Faculty page for information on the services we offer and options for requesting FIT Library content and instruction for your course. 

As you move your course online, remember that FIT has access to a wide array of Open Educational Resources (OER) that can easily be integrated into your Blackboard course. Check out our guide or email Helen Lane ([email protected]) for more information.

Visitor Access

No visitors, including researchers with previously scheduled appointments, will be permitted to enter the Library.

Campus Operations

Please continue to refer to the College’s COVID-19 Guidance for the FIT Community for information about classes, campus events, health updates, travel restrictions, and preventative measures.

Following is a quick link to email addresses/forms being monitored for questions or requests in response to the Library’s most common services:

last updated 4/28/2020