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ARL: Art Resources Lab

The ARL is located on the 6th floor of the Library in E620.

The ARL provides an open space for artwork enlargement and projection (sometimes called projector room), documentation of artwork by photography, and is available to all students at FIT.

The ARL is a self service lab. The lab itself and the equipment we have available for check out are provided as a service to the students at FIT, but we unable to provide any assistance. Written instructions are available in ARL. 

Tutorialsfor equipment can be found on the ARL How-To's and Procedures page

The ARL has the following available in the space for student use:


Image of ARL Copystand

Image of ARL Large Format Paper Trimmer

Image of ARL Light table Image of ARL ELMO Projector

Image of ARL Artograph Prism

Image of ARL Photography Rack

Image of ARL Dragonsframe 4 Stop Motion Animation Software

Image of ARL Student Workstation

Image of ARL Impact Boom Studio Light Kit

Image of ARL Overhead Projector

Image of ARL Mystudio

Image of ARL Cintiq


The ARL has the following available for check-out from the ACS Desk on the 5th floor of the Library:


Image of ARL Diffusion Umbrellas

Diffuser Umbrellas for Photography

Image of ARL Bogen Tripod

Bogen Tripod

Image of ARL Cullman Tripod

Cullman Tripod


Image of ARL Savage Lighting System

Savage Studio Lighting System


Image of ARL Canon Rebel T6

Canon Rebel T6 Photography Kit

Image of ARL Nikon 3300

Nikon 3300 Photography Kit

Image of ARL Cintiq Pen Stylus

Cintiq Pen Stylus

Image of ARL Circular Reflector

Circular Reflectors



Image of ARL Xuma Phone Mount

Xuma Phone Mount

Image of ARL Artograph Impression

Artograph Impression 1400


ARL Rules and Policies

The following rules must be followed while you are using the ARL:

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the Art Resources Laboratory. The area outside the lab is OK for this.
  2. The ARL is a priority use space for photography, enlargement, tracing and other uses unique to this space. All other uses are subject to displacement so that these activities can be conducted by students in the lab.
  3. All equipment must be turned off / returned to the Access Services desk after use. Please do not leave the light tables and projectors on after you are done!
  4. You are expected to clean up after yourself. This is a shared space and needs to be maintained by its patrons.

General Policies for Checkout

You must fully understand that you are financially responsible for all equipment checked out from the library and will replace any item that is damaged or is not returned. Please fill out the ARL Equipment Requisition Form below and submit it to the Access Services desk for equipment checkout.

Loan Period – Maximum of 3 hours. All items are due ONE HOUR before the library closes.

Fines – $10.00 per hour for each hour overdue, plus $50.00 each overnight if not returned by closing time.

Replacement Cost – The cost of each item plus a $20.00 processing fee per item.

ARL Equipment Requisition Form (.pdf)