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Library Statistics

The Library plays an important part in building FIT's reputation for excellence. Our unique collections and primary research materials attract scholars, journalists, manufacturers, retailers and designers from around the world. As a library specializing in fashion and its related industries, the FIT library is one of only a dozen comparable institutions in the world. 

----- Library Facts and Figures ------ 
(as of 2017-18 Academic Year)
 

Materials/Services

     

Information Resources

  Library Services  

 Physical Books/Periodicals

161,000            

Total Circulation Transactions 26,200

 Book Titles

116,000

  Reserve Transactions n/a

 E-Books 

7,500

  Interlibrary Loan Transactions 3,160

 Active Print Journal Subscriptions 

450

     Items loaned to other libraries 1580

 Databases

157

     Items from other libraries 1580

 Digital Images (FITDIL)

115,000

Research & Information Services  

 Forecast & Trend Resources  (digital & print)

12

   Research Consultations 60
 Audiovisual Materials 18,000    Ask the Library (virtual) 520
 
   Research Desk Assistance (in person) 11,200 
Library Faculty (Librarians) 18

 Orientations & Instructional Classes

280        

 FT Librarians / Adjunct Librarians 10 / 8
   Total Student Attendance 6,900
 Total Library Personnel 50 Visitors (non FIT researchers) n/a
Library Space (Public)      
Open Hours per Week  94

Typical Gate Count

5,350

  STUDY / WORK SPACE    TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES   
  Seats (individual pieces)  209

   Mac Work Stations

48
  Study Carrels 77
   PC Work Stations 91
  Linear Feet of Shelving 45,800
   Print Release Stations 4
  Library Instruction Classrooms 3
  Book Scan Stations 6
  Group Study Room 1   Flat Bed Scanners 9
 Quiet Study Space 2
  ADA Equipped Workstations 2
 Style Cat Terminals  8   MAKER SPACE 1
Photocopiers (b/w & color) 3   ART RESOURCES LAB 1  
 

  VR Stations

2
 Budget      
 Library Resources  $337,000    
 Personnel Services  $3,206,300    
 Other than Personnel Services  $56,500    
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