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Visit the Library

Advance appointments to use the FIT Library are required for all visitors including FIT alumni/former students, industry and independent researchers, students, faculty, and staff from other colleges and universities.Current FIT & SUNY students, faculty, and staff do not require appointments.

All potential FIT Library visitors (other than for SPARC or Historical Forecast Archive, see below) must use our online research appointment request form.We do not accept appointments by phone 
or email

Research Appointment Request Form

CONTACTS, for more information

  • Research & Instructional Services (to ask questions about library materials and/or using the FIT Library) 212 217.4400
  • Special Collections & College Archives (SPARC) has its own requirements and procedures for visiting --Details and contact information for SPARC
  • Historical Forecast Archive:
    Interested researchers (including FIT students and employees) should email libperiodicals@fitnyc.edu to schedule an appointment. These appointment requests will be confirmed within 48 hours. More details on historic forecast archive collection and appointments
  • Access Policy & Library Hours (Recorded Message) - 212 217.4340

    POLICIES and appointment guidelines
  • Always check the calendar on this page before submitting a request to see if the Library will be open the day(s) you are requesting. Visitor hours are more limited than general library hours.
  • Please allow 24 hours to receive a response, or longer if submitted when the Library is closed (check our schedule)
  • We do not make same-day appointments
  • Appointments will be considered as if submitted the following day if they don't meet these deadlines: 
    Spring Semester deadlines
    (Saturday, January 27 - Friday, May 25, 2018)

    Monday - Thursday : 9:00 pm
    Friday : 6:30 pm
    Saturday : 4:00 pm
    Sunday : 8:00 pm  
  • Deadlines subject to change without notice due to holidays, special events or situations
  • Undergraduate and graduate students at other local/regional colleges/universities (except SUNY) should contact librarians at their own institution first. A METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) referral card from your school's librarian may be required in addition to requesting an appointment.
  • We do not make appointments for students at high school level or below.

    More important-to-know information at Visit the Library FAQ