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Using NYU's Libraries at the Global Campuses

An introduction to library services at NYU's three degree-granting global campuses: Abu Dhabi, New York, and Shanghai.

Welcome to the NYUAD Library

Group of four students taking a photo of themselves with the words "NYU | Abu Dhabi Library" in English and Arabic overlaid in purple letters.Welcome to the NYUAD Library! Our facility provides spaces for engagement between faculty and students, complemented by quiet areas for concentration and contemplation.

Research Services in Abu Dhabi

Stop by the Library Information Desk with your questions, or contact us to schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian regarding in-depth research needs. Librarians are available to teach you how to find information for your research, navigate electronic resources and learn about resources in your subject area. 

The NYUAD Library also hosts a series of workshops to familiarize you with tools and resources that will help you with your academic needs while ensuring that you are able to achieve your creative goals. The workshops vary from practical, hands-on equipment sessions to learning how to use library resources, software and other related tools.

To request an individual tutorial on any of the following topics, or to discuss other library or research needs, please contact the Library.

Special Collections

Our goal is to provide access to rare and unique primary sources to support, enrich, and augment the research interests of students and faculty, and to document the history of NYUAD through the collection and preservation of archival material.

As our collections grow, we welcome suggestions from the NYUAD community. Please get in touch with any comments, concerns, or suggestions by emailing


Campus Center (C2), Floor 3
We are located in the back of the library, between Library Administration and the Campus Technology Center


During the summer months, materials are available by appointment only. Please e-mail Archives and Special Collections to schedule an appointment.

For more information, please see our website

Reserving Study Space in the Library

Group of students standing around a table where one student is sitting at a computer station.

The NYUAD Library does not reserve study space. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is quiet study space and group study rooms located on the mezzanine level of the library.

Request Materials

You can request whole items be shipped to Abu Dhabi from New York, or request article/chapter scans from items owned by Bobst or Courant libraries. Whole items typically arrive within 7 days of the request; article/chapter scans of available items typically arrive within 24 hours.

You can also request materials via EZBorrow for books that are not available in the NYUAD Library, Bobst Library, or Courant Library. This includes books that are currently checked out.

If you need something (books, journal articles, CDs, DVDs etc) and can't find it in our libraries, you can request it via Inter-Library Loan.