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Borrowing Materials

Very limited access to library books and DVDs will be available to to current members of our FIT community: faculty, staff, tutors, undergraduate and graduate students and Non-Credit Certificate Program students with “curbside” pickup in the Goodman Lobby. Up to 25 books can be checked out at one time for faculty, tutors, graduate students. Up to 15 books can be checked out at one time for undergraduates and Non-Credit Certificate Program students. Requests can be made through OneSearch, using the “Request for Curbside Pick Up” link once you are logged in. Reserve Textbooks, Reference Books and Periodicals (lookbooks, forecast materials, etc) are unavailable for pick up. Requests are processed Monday - Thursday only (as the Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 14, 2021) and turnaround time may take up to one (1) business day depending on staff availability. Requests received after 5pm will be processed the following business day.

See below for step-by-step instructions. Reservations are required to schedule a pick-up. Pick up hours are Monday - Thursday 12pm - 4pm from May 24 through August 19, 2021 with 15-minute time slots in the Goodman Lobby and is completely contactless. Curbside Pick Up is unavailable when the College is closed

  • Library stacks (including Periodicals) are closed; there is no direct access to browsing or handling library materials at this time. 

A video tutorial on how to request items using Curbside Pick Up can be found on our YouTube page

We reserve the right to recall checked out material if necessary. Library services and/or access may change or cease at any time dependent on college administration directives based on SUNY, state, and city mandates. 

Visit OneSearch and log into your account using your MyFIT username and password. For password issues, please contact Tech Help

Log In

Search for books and DVDs using the Physical Materials filter


Open the item record and scroll down to “Request for Curbside Pick Up” (remember you must be logged in to see this link)


Click on the link and select “Gladys Marcus Library” as your pick up location. Enter a "not needed after date", if applicable.

select location

If your hold request was successful you will receive a success message. If not, please try again or contact us for further help.


Once your items are picked from the Stacks, the items will be checked out to your account. You will receive an email with the subject line - Loan Receipt from the FIT Library - Action Required with a link to request a pick-up time slot. Preview of the email is below.

Reservation Email

Click on either link in the email and you will be brought to the Reservation page. Pick up hours are Monday - Thursday 12pm - 4pm from May 24 through August 19, 2021 with 15-minute time slots in the Goodman Lobby and is completely contactlessCurbside Pick Up is unavailable when the College is closedYou may make your reservation for up to two weeks in advance. Failure to make a reservation may result in your material being returned and placed back in the Main Stacks.

Reservation Form

After clicking on the desired pickup date, you will be prompted to fill out a form with your name and FIT email. After submitting the form, you will receive both a confirmation email and a Google event invite for the pickup.

All items can be picked up in the Goodman (E) lobby at the designated curbside pickup table. Bags are organized by last names. Patrons are strongly encouraged to bring their ID as the guards will usually check it against the bag.

Please be advised pick up hours may be shortened or changed throughout the semester. Services may change or stop based on any decisions made by the FIT Administration regarding College operations. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]

[Last Updated 5/23/21]


NOTE: The following information is only revelant for when the Library is physically open and operating like normal. - 8/18/20

The following groups may borrow material in General Circulation for home use:

  • faculty, credit seeking students, staff, administrators, and senior learners with valid FIT ID cards
  • faculty and students with valid ID from other SUNY institutions

Visitor Information for:

You must present a current FIT ID or SUNY photo ID in order to check out or renew books. There are no exceptions.

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. As another example, a student currently registered for the spring semester who has not yet registered for summer OR for fall may not borrow material during the summer.

The following groups may borrow materials from service desks for library use only with a valid ID card:

  • FIT alumni
  • FIT models
  • visitors to the Library
  • Fragrance Foundation member
  • non-credit students including: high school students, Saturday Live students, Summer Live students, other Precollege Program students, EOP students, non-credit Center for Continuing & Professional Studies students (formerly "Seminar Students")

Acceptable IDs

  • current driver's license 
  • any current ID from another school, college, or university
  • current government issued ID cards
  • current passport

Unacceptable IDs

  • FIT schedule of classes
  • FIT Bursar's receipt
  • social security card
  • keys, cellphones or other paraphernalia
  • club membership card
  • business card
  • bank and/or credit cards
  • public library card 
  • anything else not listed under "Acceptable"