FITDIL: FIT Digital Image Library

The FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL) is an online digital repository consisting of over 160,000 images and primarily serves as a repository of art history images for FIT's History of Art department. This visual collection also includes student and faculty work, exhibitions, and instructional resources. FITDIL provides access to images and accompanying metadata to meet the classroom and research needs of the FIT community.

FITDIL Collections Include:

  • Over 67,000 art history images submitted by FIT's History of Art department
  • Nearly 25,000 images and multimedia files of FIT student artwork submitted by all departments in the School of Art and Design (please see the FIT Institutional Repository for the most recent student work)
  • Over 9,000 of on and off campus exhibition images including works by students and faculty members displayed in exhibitions
  • More than 32,000 images from the FIT Library Designer Files Collection
  • Rapidly growing FIT Library Designer Slides Collection with over 20,000 images
  • Over 9,000 images from FIT's Special Collections and College Archives, mostly original fashion design illustrations 
  • 123 images from The Museum at FIT, focusing on aesthetically and historically significant "directional" clothing, accessories, textiles, and visual materials, with emphasis on contemporary avant-garde fashion
  • Visual documentation of the FIT Library's Exhibits and Displays program

To access FITDIL

Go to and enter your FIT Username and Password.   

link to FIT Digital Image Library

The FITDIL database allows FIT academic departments to manage their own image collections and create slide shows for use in the classroom. These slide shows can also be printed out as flashcards by students for studying. Since the late 2000s, FITDIL has served as an internet-based instructional tool and pioneer in promoting the sharing of visual resources by the FIT community. For questions and any inquiries, please email us at [email protected].

Contact Us

Hiroko Suda, Digital Assets Librarian 
(212) 217-4378
[email protected]