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Computer Labs in the Library are open during regular Library hours, and close 15 minutes before Library closing time. 

For floor-by-floor hours of operation, holiday closings, and extended hours schedule during final weeks of semester, etc. please check Library Hours page

  • Computer workstations, printers and print release stations, copiers, and scanners are distributed thrughout the three Library floors 
  • Wireless connections are available on all floors
  • Laptop computers used by FIT community can only connect through our wireless network (FITAIR)
  • Personal software may not be loaded onto the Library's computers

Location of other Open Computer Labs on campus :

  • The Computer Commons - rooms CC15 and CC15A located in the Feldman Center basement
  • The Peter G. Scotese CAD/COM Facility - 6 classrooms used for classes and as Open Labs when classes are not in session are located on the 2nd floor of Feldman Center. To enter go through C220.

For more details about hours of operation, equipment, etc. visit it.fitnyc.edu/services/computerlabs

Real-time computer availability maps

During busy times of the semester, save some time by checking if a workstation is available in a computer lab of your choice. To view real-time computer availability in the Library and other open labs, click one of the links below:

Computer Labs in the Library

 Computer Commons

 4th

5th

6th

CC15 and CC15A

Goodman Resource Center - 4th, 5th, 6th floors

Feldman Center, basement 

Student Printing Overview

There are charges for printing from all computer print stations in the College. Your FIT ID is used for adding value to and making payments from your printing account. You may add money to your account at one of the two college's PHiL stations - one located on 5th floor of Library by the Reference Desk (across from the Circulation Desk) and the second in the Feldman building basement in CC15, you can also make a deposit online on eAccounts portal

All printers:

  • Print Black and White (PFP_B&W)
  • Print Color (PFP_COLOR)
  • Print both sizes: Letter (8 1/2 x 11) and Tabloid (11 x 17)

Pricing:

  • Black and white laser printing is $0.10, and color printing is $0.90 per page (same price for 8.5x11" and 11x17").

Printer Locations:

  • 5th Floor:  Two Pay for Print Printers are located in E539 and available until 15 minutes before closing time. The 5th floor closes at 12midnight Monday-Thursday.
  • 6th Floor: Two Pay for Print Printers are located in E620 and are available until 15 minutes before closing time. The 6th floor closes at 12midnight Monday-Thursday.

For more information about printing procedures, costs, and troubleshooting tips visit Student Printing page.

Professional quality digital printing services, fabric and specialty media printing, and fabrication services such as laser cutting and engraving, vinyl cutting, and 3D printing are available at PrintFX and the FabLab in Pomerantz, 5th floor, D529A. Follow this link for more information about PrintFX and FabLab .

Assistance in the Labs

Our Computer Labs are staffed by Student Lab Monitors for the most of Library's operation hours. Lab Monitors are there to assist with basic hardware and software issues, printing, and other functions of the Labs.

Lab Monitors should not be expected to provide in depth assistance with projects, or advanced tutoring for applications. For these services please contact Academic Skills Tutoring Center

During the semester Walk-In tutoring is available on Mondays through Thursdays, 12pm-2pm on the 6th floor of the Library, in E620

Applying for a Lab Monitor's Job:

It is a Student Worker position, and you must be a Full-Time Student to qualify

-- If you are interested in working as a Lab Monitor in the Library Labs or PrintFX, you can fill out the Lab Monitor Application and either forward it to [email protected] or drop off the hard copy on the 5th fl of the Library at the Access Services Desk (Goodman Ctr) or in PrintFX D529A (5th fl, Pomerantz Ctr). 

Download Lab Monitor Application (.pdf) here.

Hardware by Floor

4th Floor 

Periodicals Reading Room E436 and Stairwell

  • 3 Mac workstations
  • 1 PC workstation with a microfilm scanner
  • 2 OneSearch stations (library online catalog)
  • 1 Copier
    - Copier produces both - B&W and Color copies
  • 2 BookScan stations 

5th Floor

5th Floor Lobby

  • 1 information kiosk
  • 2 OneSearch stations (library online catalog)
  • 1 PHiL machine for adding cash to the Printing Account
  • 2 assistive technology stations with scanners (one PC and one Mac)
  • 1 visitor PC workstation

Main Reading Room, Mac Lab in E539

  • 30 iMac workstations
  • 6 Epson flatbed scanners (1, 2, 11, 19, 25, 29, 30)
  • 2 "Pay for Print" printers and print release stations
  • 1 mobile charging station
  • 1 Photocopy macine - located next to the lab monitor desk near the entrance
    - Copier produces both - B&W and Color copies
  • 3 BookScan stations 

E509 PC Lab (used as an open lab when no classes are scheduled)

  • 27 Dell Precision towers
  • 1 PC teacher station
  • 1 smart board projector

6th Floor

Library Information Literacy Classroom E601 (used as an open lab when no classes are scheduled; please see the display outside E601 for class schedule)

  • 25 PC workstations
  • 1 PC teacher station
  • 1 digital whiteboard
  • 1 LCD projector

Computer Lab, Room E620 

  • 11 iMac Workstations (includes scanning area)
  • 34 PC Workstations (includes scanning area)
  • 1 OneSearch Station
  • 1 Info Kiosk
  • 1 Mobile Charging Station
  • 1 BookScan station
  • 1 Photocopy machine
    - Copier produces both - B&W and Color copies 
  • 2 "Pay for Print" Printers & Print Release Stations
  • 4 Epson Perfection V600 Photo
  • 1 Epson Perfection 4490 Photo
  • 1 Epson Expression 11000XL
  • 1 Plustek OpticFilm 8200i (E436-m03)

There are several special use areas located on the 6th floor In addition to Computer Labs

  • 2 Student VR (Virtual Reality) Stations. Visit VR Stations page for more information
  • ARL - Art Resources Lab. Visit ARL page for more information
  • MakerMinds Space for holding events and workshops. For more information visit Events & Workshops page

Software on Student Workstations 

All Open Computer Labs across the FIT campus have a set collection of software installed. It is likely that additional software packages used to support specific curriculum are available in the classrooms, but may not be available in the open computer labs.

NOTE:

Arduino software is available on the 6th floor, room E601, on workstations numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 (two rows of workstations at the front of the room)

Rhino 5 software is available on all workstations in E509 PC Lab on the 5th floor, and in E620 on 6th floor on following PC workstations: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

PC software suite

AccuMark 10.1

Adobe:

  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects CC 2017
  • Audition CC 2017
  • Bridge CC (64 Bit)
  • Character Animator CC (Beta)
  • Dreamweaver CC 2017
  • Extension Manager CC
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Builder 4.7 (64 Bit)
  • Fuse CC  (Beta)
  • Illustrator CC 2017
  • InCopy CC 2017
  • InDesign CC 2017
  • Lightroom
  • Media Encoder CC 2017
  • Muse CC 2017
  • Photoshop CC 2017
  • Prelude CC 2017
  • Premiere Pro CC 2017
  • Scout CC
  • SpeedGrade CC 2015

Arduino software is available on the 6th floor, room E601, on workstations numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 (two rows of computers at the front of the room)

Audacity 2.0

Autodesk:

  • 3ds Max 2018
  • AutoCAD 2018- English
  • Civil View for 3ds Max 2018
  • Revit 2018

Colour Matters CM-32

Epson Scan

Google Chrome

Kaledo

Lectra:

  • Kaledo
  • Modaris V7R2

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

Microsoft Silverlight

NedGraphics Basics 5.2:

*** TBD - Not available at this time, please check back

  • Catalog Creator
  • Jaquard
  • Printing Suite
  • Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro
  • Texcelle
  • True Coloring

OIV (Offline Image Viewer) | Artstor 

Read And Write 11

Rhinoceros 3D v5 (aka Rhino) available: in 5th fl PC Lab in E509 - on all student workstations, and on PCs numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in E620 - 6th floor Lab
Note: VRAY rendering plug-in is not available on Library's computers due to licensing.

Solidworks 2016 x64 Edition SP05

VLC Media Player

Wacom Tablet drivers

Mac software suite

Adobe:

  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects CC 2017
  • Animate CC 2017
  • Audition CC 2017
  • Bridge CC 2017
  • Character Animator (Beta)
  • Dreamweaver CC 2017
  • ExtendScript Toolkit CC
  • Extension Manager CC
  • Extension Manager CS6
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Builder 4.7
  • Fuse CC (Beta)
  • Illustrator CC 2017
  • InCopy CC 2017
  • InDesign CC 2017
  • Lightroom
  • Media Encoder CC 2017
  • Muse CC 2017
  • Photoshop CC 2017
  • Prelude CC 2017
  • Premiere Pro CC 2017
  • Project Felix
  • Scout CC
  • SpeedGrade CC 2015

Firefox

Google Chrome

Microsoft:

  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Native Mac OS Applications:

  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Chess
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Contacts
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • DVD Player
  • Evernote
  • FaceTime
  • Fetch
  • Font Book
  • Game Center
  • GarageBand
  • iBooks
  • Image Capture
  • iMovie
  • iTunes
  • Keynote
  • Launchpad
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Mission Control
  • Notes
  • Numbers
  • OIV
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Stickies
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Time Machine

VLC Media Player

Wacom Tablet drivers

 

Related Links

Visit it.fitnyc.edu for the most current information about the state of the systems, and college wide technology information   

Printing procedures and costs

High quality digital printing and fabrication services in PrintFX and FabLab, D529A

Connecting to FIT's Wireless Network

Academic Skills Tutoring Center for help with software, and academic subjects.

Reviewed: 01/2018

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