New Technologies

We are thrilled to offer a unified technology platform, onePratt, for students, faculty, and staff that provides a personalized set of design applications, information dashboards, and multiple channels for social engagement and collaboration all in one package.

  • one.Pratt.edu aggregates all academic and support tools like Canvas, e-Portfolios, Google Suite, Advisement and Registration, Financial Information, Safety & Wellness, Student Life, as well as social spaces to connect with your peers or get any type of help needed. It provides you with personalized dynamic information, quick access to software, hundreds of knowledge articles, online print submissions, and discussions on many topics. 

  • Launchpad, the new virtual lab environment provides students and faculty with access to all licensed software titles like the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Autodesk, ArcGIS, Rhino, Fusion360, etc. This cloud-based platform not only provides off-campus access but will also allow users to shift more computing cycles to the Launchpad platform rather than their own computer.

  • Production is the new job submission and fulfillment environment in which students have virtual access to output centers for 2D, 3D, cutting, and milling across both campuses. 

  • Canvas, a new Learning Management System (LMS), is available. Resources are available through the Center for Teaching and Learning for faculty and students, including guides, video tutorials, and self-paced training.

  • Milanote: All students and faculty can now access Milanote, an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual pin-up boards. With Milanote you can share work in real time, collaborate, and organize feedback. When logging in, select “Log in with Google” and sign in with your Pratt credentials.

Policies and Guidelines

New policies for field trips and internships are now available through the Center for Teaching and Learning for the 20/21 academic year. Faculty can also find updated guidance for recording and camera use in online classes.

Learning/Access Center

The Learning/Access Center provides academic support for all Pratt students, in addition to providing services for students with disabilities.  All Pratt students have the opportunity to work with professional and/or peer academic coaches and tutors. Academic coaching includes time management, study skills, reading skills and brainstorming for projects. Tutoring is also available in various subjects and softwares across the Pratt curriculum.  Additionally, the L/AC coordinates access for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities can enroll with the L/AC to determine and receive reasonable accommodations for classroom, housing, and other campus or virtual settings.  Appointments at the Learning/Access Center are available virtually, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  Evening and weekend appointments are occasionally available.  To make an appointment, please contact: Phone: 718.802.3123; Email: lac@pratt.edu


Study space is also available in the Learning/Access Center.  To book a study room in the Learning/Access Center, please go to: https://one.pratt.edu/s/student-life

Library Services


Visiting the Libraries

All library visitors must follow all social contract requirements, including wearing a face covering. Reading rooms and study spaces throughout the Libraries will be available for community use.  Visit our website library.pratt.edu to see library hours.

Research help

Get research help online via chat, email, and by appointment. Look for the “Ask a Librarian” pop up chat on the bottom right of our website for instant research help. Research guides are available to help you get started with your projects. Video tutorials are available to walk you through core library resources and research practices. Subject specialist librarians are available for one-on-one meetings over Zoom.

Collections


Books:

Pratt community members can freely browse the Libraries’ circulating collections in the stacks and reading rooms. Pick up requests are no longer required. For more information about browsing the stacks, visit our Finding Books guide

Equipment:

The Equipment Loan Office will now be open seven days a week! Members of the Pratt community can walk in and borrow up to six different pieces of equipment. No appointment is necessary, but reservations may be made by stopping in or by calling the office at 718-636-3626. Special requests for longer loans, duplicate items, or more than six pieces of equipment may be submitted online. For more information, visit our Equipment guide.

Film and Video Collections:

DVDs and 16mm films are available to circulate from the Lower Level of the Brooklyn Campus Library. For more information about access to these collections, see the Film and Video Research Guide, which also includes a page about Streaming Collections.

Special Collections and Archives:

Materials from the Libraries’ special collections and archives are available through scanning, video recordings, and scheduled research appointments. To request an appointment, find the desired item in our catalog and click the 'Book Appointment' button under the item's status. For more information see the research guides for Special Collections and the Archives

Articles & eBooks:

Visit our Database A-Z page for more information about the Libraries’ robust e-resources and online learning services. 

PDF scanning: 

Scanning requests can be made by clicking on the "Request a PDF Scan" button in our catalog. For more information about the Request a PDF service and copyright compliance policies, see the Scanning Services page.