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Computers in the Library

After Thursday, March 19, 5pm all Open Labs will be closed until further notice (posted on 3/18/20)

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The​ ​PrintFX, FabLab & Tech Support ​teams are now Google Chat accessible!

Starting April 20th, you are invited to "drop in" and ask staff members questions regarding:  3D Modeling, Laser Cutting, Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Google Docs, MS Office or just general PrintFX or Technology questions.

Simply log into your FIT email account​ during any of our ​student drop-in sessions and send us a chat message. (Please note that we are not able to accept chats from non-FIT affiliated Gmail accounts due to privacy restrictions.)

Chat iconPrintFX / FabLab Q&A Sessions: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ([email protected])

Monday - 3d Modeling and Laser Cutting: Q&A Session - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Photography: Q&A Session - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday - Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat: Q&A Session - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - Google Docs and MS Office: Q&A Session - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday -General PrintFX or Technology: Q&A Session - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

We look forward to connecting with you! 

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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 throughout 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




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)


  • 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 Printing at PrintFX:

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:

-- 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). 

Please view a brief job descriptions for PrintFX and Library Computer Labs positions, and download Lab Monitor Application (.pdf) here. It is a Student Worker position, no benefits are offered, wages are hourly. You must be a Full-Time Student to qualify

Please Note: Due to high volume of applicants, we will contact you only if we have an opening, and your schedule meets our needs.
You can re-apply in the following semesters, when you have registered for classes and are able to provide your work availability schedule. 

Other Employment Opportunities:

For other employment opportunities on and off campus visit Career Services; information related to International Student employment is provided by International Student Services.

Hardware by Floor

4th floor

E436 - Periodicals Reading Room

  • 3 Mac workstations
  • 1 PC workstation with a microfilm scanner
  • 2 OneSearch stations (library online catalog)
  • 1 Photocopy machine
    - 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

E539 - Main Reading Room, Mac Lab

  • 30 iMac workstations
  • 5 Epson flatbed scanners (at Mac workstations 1, 2, 11, 29, 30)
  • 2 Pay-for-Print printers and Print Release stations
  • 1 mobile charging station
  • 1 Photocopy machine - 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
  • 3 Epson flatbed scanners (at workstations 1, 8, 9)

6th floor

E601 - Library Information Literacy Classroom (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 LCD projector

E620 - Computer Lab, ARL area, MakerMinds Space

  • 10 iMac workstations
  • 34 PC workstations
  • 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
  • 5 Flatbed Scanners (PC workstations 31, 32, and Mac's m05, m10)
  • 1 Plustek OpticFilm 8200i (E436-m03) slide/negative scanner

6th floor also houses:

  • 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 6 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, 5. 

PC software suite

AccuMark 10.1


  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects CC 2018
  • Audition CC 2018
  • Bridge CC 2018
  • Character Animator CC 2018
  • Dreamweaver CC 2018
  • Extension Manager CC 2018
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Builder 4.7 (64 Bit)
  • Fuse CC (Beta)
  • Gaming SDK
  • Illustrator CC 2018
  • InCopy CC 2018
  • InDesign CC 2018
  • Lightroom Classic CC
  • Media Encoder CC 2018
  • Photoshop CC 2018
  • Prelude CC 2018
  • Premiere Pro CC 2018
  • 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


  • 3ds Max 2019
  • AutoCAD 2019 - English
  • Civil View for 3ds Max 2019
  • Revit 2019

Colour Matters CM-32


  • Kaledo
  • Modaris V7R2

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

Microsoft Silverlight

NedGraphics Basics 5.2: Only in E509 (Library), and CC15A (Feldman basement) Open Labs

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

OIV (Offline Image Viewer) | Artstor 

Read And Write 11

Rhino 3D v6 ( Rhinoceros ) available: 

  • 5th fl PC Lab in E509 - on all student workstations
  • 6th fl PC's in E620 - workstations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
  • Note: VRAY rendering plug-in is not available on Library's computers due to licensing.

Solidworks 2018 SP02

VLC Media Player

Wacom Tablet drivers


Mac software suite


  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects CC 2018
  • Animate CC 2018
  • Audition CC 2018
  • Bridge CC 2018
  • Character Animator CC 2018
  • Dreamweaver CC 2018
  • ExtendScript Toolkit CC 2018
  • Extension Manager CC
  • Extension Manager CS6
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Builder 4.7
  • Fuse CC (Beta)
  • Gaming SDK 1.4
  • Illustrator CC 2018
  • InCopy CC 2018
  • InDesign CC 2018
  • Lightroom Classic CC
  • Media Encoder CC 2018
  • Photoshop CC 2018
  • Premiere Pro CC 2018
  • Scout CC
  • SpeedGrade CC 2015


Google Chrome


  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Native Mac OS Applications:

  • Automator
  • Books
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Chess
  • Contacts
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • DVD Player
  • Evernote
  • FaceTime
  • Font Book
  • GarageBand
  • Image Capture
  • iMovie
  • iTunes
  • Keynote
  • Launchpad
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Mission Control
  • Notes
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Stickies
  • 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