MakerMinds Space

MakerMinds Space (formerly ARL - Art Resources Lab) located on the 6th floor of the Library in E620, is available to all students at FIT and provides an open space for artwork enlargement, projection, and documentation of artwork by photography.

It is a self service lab: the lab itself, the equipment setup there, as well as equipment available for check out is for students to use as a self service. There is no in dedicated staff available for assistance - written instructions are available in MakerMinds Space, and tutorials for equipment can be found on the  Tutorials, How-To's and Procedures pages.

Equipment set up in the space:

Equipment available for check-out from the Access Services Desk on the 5th floor of the Library:

Diffusion Umbrellas

Diffuser Umbrellas for Photography

Bogen Tripod

Bogen Tripod

Cullman Tripod

Cullman Tripod

Savage Lighting System

Savage Studio Lighting System 

Canon Rebel T6 tutorial

Canon Rebel T6 camera tutorial

Nikon 3300 photocamera tutorial

Nikon 3300 camera tutorial

Cintiq Pen Stylus

Cintiq Pen Stylus

Circular Reflector

Circular Reflectors

Xuma Phone Mount

Xuma Phone Mount

Artograph Impression 1400 tutorial

Artograph Impression 1400 tutorial

MakerMinds Space Rules and Policies

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

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the Lab. The open study area outside the lab is OK for this.
  2. The MakerMinds 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, and any checked out equipment returned to the Access Services desk after use. Please do not leave the light tables and projectors ON after you are done - turn them off!
  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 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.

Equipment Requisition Form can be filled out in advance (included here) or at 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.

Equipment Requisition Form (.pdf)

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Contact Us

Goodman Center, 4th Floor (212) 217-4379


Goodman Resource Center
Gladys Marcus Library | room E620
email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-217-4379