FITDIL: FIT Digital Image Library

The FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL) is an online digital repository consisting of about 150,000 images. This visual collection 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 while serving as an archive of the creative and intellectual output of the College.

FITDIL Collections Include:

  • Over 66,000 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
  • Over 8,000 of on and off campus exhibition images including works by students and faculty members displayed in exhibitions
  • More than 27,000 images from the FIT Library Designer Files Collection
  • Rapidly growing FIT Library Designer Slides Collection with nearly 16,000 images
  • Nearly 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. FITDIL was created to encourage use of the internet as an instructional tool and to promote the sharing of visual resources by the FIT community. For more information about FITDIL visit FITDIL User Guide site.

The FITDIL office in Suite E409 also provides self-service imaging area for FITDIL users to digitize and submit materials to FITDIL. Service is open for walk-in inquiries, but we strongly recommend reservations via email [email protected] to insure the equipment availability. 

Contact Us

For technical questions, and FIT faculty questions regarding FITDIL use in the classroom, please contact:
Hiroko Suda, FITDIL Database Technician 
(212) 217-4378
[email protected] 

For FITDIL photography requests please contact:
Alessandro Casagli, FITDIL Photographer
(212) 217-4387
[email protected]