Loan/Renewal Periods

Library Materials 

Ready to Return Your Library Books/DVDs?
Items can be returned using the indoor dropbox next to the Access Services Desk or with our secure drop box located just outside of Goodman Center (picture for reference) or by mail. Please allow several days for items to be returned on your account. You will receive a return email confirmation once the items are processed.  Members of the SUNY community may also drop off library material from their home institution using our outdoor dropbox only. The outdoor dropbox is available seven days a week.

Note: DO NOT use the drop box for books/rentals from the FIT Bookstore, as we have no way of returning them to the bookstore. Instructions on returning bookstore material can be found further below on this page.

Mailing Material
You can mail your FIT Library materials 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). We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages. 

Having issues renewing your library books? You may have reached your max renewal limit, but please email us at [email protected] for assistance. We will accommodate you.  

Use My Library Account to review all material you currently have checked out. If you have issues logging in, please contact Tech Help for assistance as the Library does not assign/troubleshoot password issues.   

Textbook Returns from the FIT Barnes & Noble Store
Are you trying to return a textbook rental that you got through the FIT Bookstore? Click here for important instructions from the bookstore; do not return these items to the library as we have no way to get the items to the bookstore and you will continue to be charged for the rental.

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

Loans and renewals information

  • Only two renewals allowed online via MyAccountor at Access Services/Reserves Desk for books for undergraduate students. Three renewals are granted for graduate students. One renewal allowed for audiovisuals (DVDs, CDS, etc.). No telephone/email renewals.
  • General Collection refers to circulating books from the stacks located on the 5th floor. Non-circulating books (labeled with Library Use only, Art Reference or Reference stickers) are also found on this floor.
  • Reserves, Picture Collection, Interlibrary Loans, Audio/Visual Material and Equipment are located at the Access Services/Circulation Desk on the 5th floor.
  • If a circulating item is checked out and you wish to place a hold on it, log into your account in OneSearch, the Library's Online Catalog, find the item and click on Place Hold Request. You'll be prompted to confirm and you'll receive an email when the item is ready for pick up.
  • Refer to our Overdue Fines page for information regarding fines and account holds
  • 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. Or a student is registered in the Spring Semester, but has not registered for Summer OR Fall, they may not borrow material during the Summer. 
  • Need help? Contact us.
 

Material

 

Loan Period

 

Renewal Periods

 

Number of Loans

MAIN BOOK COLLECTION 5th floor Reading Room

Undergraduate, Non-Credit Certificate Program (NCRT) and Senior Scholars

 

4 weeks

4 weeks

2 renewals

15 books

Graduate

4 weeks

4 weeks 

3 renewals

25 books

Faculty

4 months

3 months

2 renewals

50 books

Staff

4 weeks

4 weeks

2 renewals

25 books

 

ACCESS SERVICES/RESERVES DESK  5th floor lobby

Textbooks

2 hours

2 hours*

3 total reserve items; any combination

*Renewals are permitted unless someone else is waiting for the item. 

Personal copies (Books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, etc)

2 hours

2 hours*

Course readings

2 hours

2 hours*

 

Designer File folders

2 hours

2 hours

1 folder

Picture File Envelopes

4 weeks

4 weeks

2 renewals

2 (max. 20 pictures)

 

DVD/VHS

1 week

1 week

3 total media titles; any combination

DVD/VHS (fashion shows, lecture series, etc)

2 hours

2 hours

DVD (used for a class)

Varies

NONE

VHS (feature films, documentaries)

1 Week

1 Week

 

 

 

 

Scanner Accessories

Omnicharge Portable charger

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours*

2 hours

Up to 3 items

1

Apple Chargers  4 hours 4 hours* 2
Photographic Equipment from the MakersMind Space 3 hours 3 hours*

Unlimited

Media Card Readers

4 hours

4 hours*

1

Digital Cameras

4 hours

4 hours*

1

Tablets

4 hours

4 hours*

1

Cutting Mats

4 hours

4 hours*

1

Interlibrary Loan

Varies

Varies

Varies

 

last updated 7/14/22