Computers in the Library

Technology Resources Overview

Hours: Computer Labs in the Library are open during regular Library hours. For floor-by-floor hours of operation, holiday closings, and extended hours schedule during final weeks of semester, etc. please check Library Hours page.

Note: 4th and 5th  floors close 15 minutes before Library closing time, 6th floor Lab operates under different schedule in the Fall 2021 semester.

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:

screenshot of labMaps real-time computer availability in open labs

Student Printing Overview

  • You can send prints to Pay-for-Print system from any student workstation by selecting PFP_B&W or PFP_COLOR printer from Printer selection dropdown menu.
  • There are charges for printing from all Print Release Stations in the College.
    • Your FIT ID is used for adding value to and making payments from your printing account.
  • You can release and pick up your prints at any Print-Release-Station:
    •  Library 5th and 6th fl, Goodman Resources Ctr.
    • Computer Commons in CC15, basement of the Feldman Ctr.

Adding money to your account. You may add funds to your account by:

  • Making an online deposit on eAccounts portal
  • Or add cash (bills only, no coins) at one of the two college's PHiL stations located in:
    • 5th floor Library lobby - across from the Circulation Desk
    • Basement of the Feldman building in CC15

For more details about making deposit to your account visit Peripheral Equipment page 

Paper Size and Finish:

  • To print in Black and White select PFP_B&W from available printers dropdown
  • To print in Color  select PFP_COLOR from available printers dropdown
  • Two paper sizes available in the Labs: US Letter (8 1/2 x 11") and Ledger/Tabloid (11 x 17")

Pricing:

  • Black and White laser printing is $0.10,
  • Color laser printing is $0.90 per page
  • Same price for 8.5x11" and 11x17".

Library Printing Locations

  • 5th Floor:  Two Pay-for-Print Printers are located in E539 and available until 15 minutes before closing time. 
  • 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, and at 10pm Friday-Sunday in Fall 2021 semester

For more information about printing procedures, costs, and troubleshooting tips visit Peripheral Equipment 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 / FabLab in Pomerantz, 5th floor, D529A. 

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.  
*There is no tutoring in the Library in the Fall 2021 semester

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 a Lab Monitor Application and send it to [email protected] .

  • It is a Student Worker position, and you must be a Full-Time Student to qualify.
  • Except for hourly wages and a convenience of on campus location, no other benefits are offered with this position .

You can view brief job descriptions for PrintFX and Library Computer Labs positions, and download Lab Monitor Application (.pdf) here.

Please Note: Due to the 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:

Hardware and Software in the Library

Hardware by Floor

Equipment and technology resources location details including room numbers 
  • 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 Lobby

  • 1 Information Kiosk
  • 1 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 27, 28, 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 (currently in 5th fl lobby)

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
  • 2 Epson flatbed scanners (at workstations 8, 9)

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

  • 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 30, 32, and Mac's m05, m09, m10 XL)
  • 3 Wacom Cintiq displays (2 attached to PCs and 1 to Mac)
  • 1 Cricut cutter (provide your own accessories)
  • 1 Student VR (Virtual Reality) station. Visit VR Stations page for more information

MakerMinds Space 

  • MakerMinds Space - located on the 6th floor of the library and is equipped with:
    • basic photography setup used for small to mid size object photography
    • projectors used for artwork enlargement,
    • copy stand for oversized artwork documentation by photography
    • trimming area
  • MakerMinds Space is also used for holding events and workshops - for more information visit Events & Workshops page

Software on Student Workstations

Software collection changes are updated within the first few weeks of the Fall semester following annual reimaging of all student computers. 

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.

TBD -- Arduino IDE software is available on the 6th floor, room E601, on workstations numbered 1 - 10. Arduino also has a web based application.

AccuMark 14.0

Adobe CC:

  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects 2021
  • Animate 2021
  • Audition  2021
  • Bridge 2021
  • Character Animator  2021
  • Creative Cloud
  • Dimension
  • Dreamweaver 2021
  • Illustrator 2021
  • InCopy 2021
  • InDesign 2021
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Media Encoder 2021
  • Photoshop 2021
  • Prelude 2021
  • Premiere Pro 2021
  • Premiere Rush

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)

Autodesk:

  • 3ds Max 2022
  • AutoCAD 2022 - English
  • Revit 2022
  • Revit Schemas 2022

Browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge

Gerber JDA

Lectra:

  • 3D Prototyping V7R2
  • Kaledo -- Knit, Print, Style, Weave, DesignContent 
  • Modaris V7R2

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019

NedGraphics Red Version 18 : Only in CC15A (Feldman basement) Open Lab

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

OIV (Offline Image Viewer) | Artstor 

Rhino 3D v7 

  • Note: VRAY rendering plug-in is not available on Library's computers due to licensing.

VLC Media Player

Wacom Tablet drivers

Zotero

Adobe:

  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects 2021
  • Animate 2021
  • Audition 2021
  • Bridge 2021
  • Character Animator 2021
  • Creative Cloud
  • Dreamweaver 2021
  • Illustrator 2021
  • InCopy 2021
  • InDesign 2021
  • Lightroom CC
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Media Encoder 2021
  • Photoshop 2021
  • Prelude 2021
  • Premiere Pro 2021
  • Premiere Rush
  • XD

Browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Maxon:

  • Cinema 4D R22

Microsoft:

  • 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 - use with Epson Scanners
  • 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

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Reviewed: 10/2021