If the book you need is not currently available through NYU Libraries, you can search 50 nearby academic libraies at once and make a request to have the book delivered to your closest NYU library.
You may borrow it for 6 weeks (with the option to renew). Unlike, interlibrary loan which can take up to three weeks for a book to arrive, E-ZBorrow takes about 3-5 days.
Public libraries have extensive collections geared toward pleasure reading. If you're in New York, you can take advantage of the New York Public Library system. Visit their home page at nypl.org, view a list of new titles, explore award-winning books and bestsellers, and find your nearest branch library on a map.