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Graduate Student Services: Dissertation Writers' Rooms

A guide to services and resources especially for Graduate Students at NYU Libraries

Dissertation Writers' Rooms

What is a Dissertation Writers' Room?
It is shared office space that’s quiet, literary, beautiful, and dedicated to serious writers.  When subscribers arrive, they simply choose one of the numerous desks and work as long as they wish.  Each room includes 10 partitioned desks, available on a first come basis. Amenities include your own personal mobile storage cabinet or a locker, and state-of-the-art ergonomic furniture, including Aeron chairs and single seating tables and wireless.

Who can use them?
Subscriptions to the Dissertation Writers' Rooms are made available to NYU PhD students with approved dissertation topics who are maintaining matriculation and whose principal NYU library is Bobst, IFA, Courant or Brause Library. Students must supply proof of eligibility by providing a completed DWR eligibility form (below) signed by their dissertation committee chair. Applicants must also be in good standing with the NYU Libraries.

Subscriber Access and Storage
Students meeting the eligibility requirements will be granted access to all Dissertation Writers' Rooms (rooms 427, 436, 536, and 627). Dedicated storage for the DWR is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. If available, users may request either a Moby (mobile storage cabinet) or locker located near the DWRs for storage of research materials. Click here for more information.

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