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Dibner Library

An overview of library research and services for patrons of Dibner Library.

Dibner Services & Access During Fall 2021

Course Reserves

We will prioritize the purchase of digital copies of materials when available. Physical copies will be available if specified or if we have an existing copy. Course Reserve materials will adhere to normal circulating policies. If you have questions about access, please email

Borrowing & Requesting Materials

You can borrow library materials at the Service Desk using your NYU ID card.  Renewals may be made in person at the service desk or by logging in to your account. More information on Borrowing FAQs. Contactless pickup will be available for physical materials via library lockers. Search for the material you need in the Bobcat click "Request," and be sure to select Dibner as your pickup location when filling out the form. 

If you run into any issues, head to Ask a Librarian for immediate assistance or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible

We will not be loaning laptops for Fall 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Poly Archives & Special Collections

Physical archives are closed for Fall 2021. For further details & any archival inquiries, please email

Building and Space Access

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors should refer to the NYU Building Access Checklist to confirm that they are able to access the Dibner Library. For the most accurate information on our open and reservable study spaces, visit the Rooms & Spaces page.

Reference Services

The Dibner Service Desk is available to help you while you are visiting the library. Our Service Desk hours are available here. For 1-on-1 assistance, you can schedule a Zoom reference appointment with a Dibner Librarian. If you need immediate reference assistance, we suggest utilizing the Ask a Librarian, which is available 24/7.