Borrowing Materials

Borrowing Materials

The following groups may borrow circulating material for home use:

  • faculty, credit seeking students, staff, administrators, and senior learners with current FIT ID cards
  • faculty and students with valid ID from other SUNY institutions

Students may borrow material for only the semester they are registered for. For example, a student is registered for the fall semester, loan privileges will end at the end of the fall semester. As another example, a student currently registered for the spring semester who has not yet registered for summer OR for fall may not borrow material during the summer.

You must present a current FIT ID or SUNY photo ID in order to check out or renew books. There are no exceptions.

The following groups may borrow materials from service desks for library use only with a valid ID card:

  • FIT alumni
  • FIT models
  • outside researchers to the Library
  • Fragrance Foundation member
  • non-credit students including: high school students, Saturday Live students, Summer Live students, other Precollege Program students, EOP students, non-credit Center for Continuing & Professional Studies students (formerly "Seminar Students")

Acceptable IDs

  • current driver's license 
  • any current ID from another school, college, or university
  • current government issued ID cards / passports

Unacceptable IDs

  • FIT schedule of classes, Bursar's receipt
  • social security card, bank and/or credit cards
  • keys, cellphones or other paraphernalia
  • club membership, business, public library cards
  • anything else not listed under "Acceptable" 

Request Items for Pickup

Patrons can request FIT books and DVDs through OneSearch for pick up. Step-by-step instructions can be found below. Items requested through OneSearch will be processed as staffing allows and patrons will receive an email with due date and pick up information. Items must be checked out prior to leaving the Library either at the self-check out machine or at the Library Services Desk.  Please refer to our Library Hours page for pick up times.  

Items cataloged as "Reserves" or "Periodicals"  are ineligible to be borrowed. We reserve the right to recall checked out material if necessary.

Please review our step-by-step instructions below. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Visit OneSearch and log into your account using your MyFIT username and password. For password issues, please contact Tech Help.


Search for books and DVDs using the Physical Materials filter


Open the item record and scroll down to “Place a Hold Request” (remember you must be logged in to access this link)


Click on the link and select “Gladys Marcus Library” as your pick up location. Enter a "not needed after date," if applicable.


If your hold request was successful you will receive a success message. If not, please try again or contact us for further help. You will receive an email with the subject line "Library item ready for pick up" when your item(s) are ready for pickup.


Please note: popular titles may have a wait time as multiple people have requested it. For example the title below has 6 hold requests.


If an item is checked out, missing, lost or has an active hold request, you will be given the option to be placed on a waitlist for our copy ("Place a Hold Request") or request it from another library (see Interlibrary Loan for more information).


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]