7 Things You Should Know About NYIT Art & Architecture Library

  1. Architecture and Design Databases: Subscriptions to art, architecture, design, engineering and construction databases include: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, ARTstor, Art & Architecture Source, Detail Inspiration, Oxford Reference and Art Online, GreenFILE, Social Explorer, and Material ConneXion.

    24/7 Remote access requires a New York Tech username and password.

  2. Books, Textbooks, and Periodicals: Borrow books found in the Stacks for two weeks and renew for an additional two weeks loan. Reserve books, which are heavily used, are located behind the Information Desk and are available for a three hour loan. Current periodicals are kept on display for reading and scanning in the library. Older issues are bound chronologically into larger volumes and stored in the Bound Periodicals section alphabetically by title. Back issues of titles such as El Croquis and Global Architecture are shelved at the Information Desk. Request reserve copies of many required textbooks at the Information Desk. A small collection of thesis books are available to examine in the library. Select M. Arch and B. Arch thesis books are archived in the New York Tech Institutional Repository.

  3. Librarians and Library Staff are here to help. If you can’t find something, need help printing, or need more information about anything, we are here for you. Individual or small groups Schedule a Research Appointment with an Architecture and Design Librarian for in-depth research assistance.

  4. Computer Workstations, Printing and Scanning: The library has eleven desktop computers. Four Precision Dell workstations include AutoDesk, Rhino, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS software. A high speed wireless network covers the entire library. Guests must register for access.

  5. Wide Format Scanner: Scan original hand drawings or architectural plans up to 42 inches wide with the Oce self-service scanner.

  6. Collaborative Workspace: Work together at three large tables, including a Mediascape collaborative workstation and the round table with large flatscreen monitor.

  7. Virtual Reality: Visit the Virtual Reality workstation to explore the built environment with programs including Google Earth Pro, ArKio, and others on the STEAM platform. Ask for setup assistance at the Information Desk.