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NYU Global Library Services: When in New York

Access to Bobst Library

  • Most NYU Global students should already have a Washington Square ID card which will allow you to swipe into Bobst Library.

  • Your NYU Global card will not allow swipe access to Bobst Library.

  • If this is your first time at the Washington Square campus you can obtain a new ID card from NYU Card Services located at 7 Washington Place (at the corner of Mercer Street)

  • Hours for the NYU Card Services office

If this swipe access is not working, please call the NYU Card Services office at 212.443.2273 or visit their office in the Fairchild Building.

Borrowing Materials from Bobst Library

While in New York, NYU Global patrons do have borrowing privileges at Bobst Library. However, please note that all books are subject to recall at any time, and it may be most convenient for you to return your books before going abroad. 

Items which have been recalled from you must be returned by the due date specified in the recall notice, regardless of the orginal due date or the due date stamped in the back of the book. Recalled books which become overdue accrue fines at the rate of $1/day and block your record so that you cannot check out or renew any books until the recalled items are returned. Books that are already overdue will accrue charges retroactive to the original due date.


More information about borrowing policies.

Please feel free to contact Bobst Library's circulation desk with any questions:

  • Phone: 212.998.2530
  • Text, Chat, or Email us here

Books can be returned via mail to:
Bobst Library Circulation Department
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Chat with a Librarian

IM Service Hours

NYU librarians are available to help via instant messaging chat, screenname: AskBobst. It will be helpful to mention that you are studying at NYU in Accra, for example. 

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You may also email us your question.

Contact us via email, text us at 646-265-1342, or schedule an appointment.

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