4th Floor - Periodicals Reading Room (magazines & forecasting services)

Monday: open by request 12–6 pm
Tuesday: open by request 12–2pm; walk-in access 2–6 pm 
Wednesday: open by request 12–6 pm
Thursday: open by request 12–2pm; walk-in access 2–6 pm 
Friday–Sunday: closed
Morning appointments (10 am–12 pm) accommodated as staffing permits

Appointments are not required! Someone on our team will always be ready to open the doors if you wish to use the collections during the hours outlined above. Email us or call 212-217-4380 for access.

PERS Spring 2023


  • Newspapers and periodicals: 350 current and 1,000+ historical titles focusing on fashion, business, interior design, graphic design and marketing industries, and a wide variety of trade and glossy magazines
    See: Periodicals by Title & Subject Research Guide for complete holdings
  • Look Books: fashion photography books published for buyer use, comprised of images of runway looks for specific collections
  • Store Catalogs: product and price listings from various retail stores
  • Forecasting Services: intended for use by professionals in the fashion and design industries; use of current forecasts are restricted to FIT faculty and students.  The historical forecast archive is available to students and external researchers by appointment only, please contact [email protected]

Finding Materials

Free magazines for students are available in the following campus lounges (subject to availability) :

  • Pomerantz Center, 4th Floor Lounge, Room D405
  • Dubinsky Center, 5th Floor Lounge, Room A505
  • Dubinsky Center, 7th Floor Student Life Lounge 

Contact Us

Periodicals & Electronic Resource Services

Goodman Center: Periodicals Services Desk (4th floor)
(212) 217-4380
Lana Bittman, Associate Professor-Librarian, Head of Periodicals & Electronic Resource Services