Please plan ahead and submit your requests to have items on Reserve at the Access Services Desk for Summer 2022 and/or Fall 2022 semesters. 

Reserve items are located at the Access Services/Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the Library.  Items on reserve include:

  • Library-owned materials (books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Instructors' personal copies of materials

Faculty: Place an Item on Reserve

FIT Faculty wishing to request items for purchase should first read the Library's Text Book Purchasing Policy (.pdf) and contact Acquisitions and Metadata Services with any questions. 

To find reserves material use OneSearch, Library Catalog and use "Course Reserves" as a search filter.  Search by title, author, instructors name or course number.

Because of heavy demands for these materials there is a limit on the number of items that can be checked out at one time (3), the loan period is short (2 hours), no holds are allowed, fines for late returns are high ($1 per hour, $10 overnight) and will not be waived for overdue reserve material.

We kindly ask that faculty submit their requests as quickly as possible before the semester begins to ensure the items are available when the semester begins. Faculty will receive confirmation by email from the Access Services Managers when their requested material is available for student use at the Access Services Desk.

Please feel free to email Access Services with any questions regarding Reserve materials. 

Type Loan or Renew Library Use Only  Fine Rate Maximum
Fine Per Item
Library copy   2-hour loan/varies Yes $1.00 per hour None
Personal copy Instructor's Preference Instructor's Preference $1.00 per hour None


Contact Us

Access Services / Reserves

Access Services Desk, 5th floor, Goodman Center
(212) 217-4360