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Dibner Library

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

Dibner Services & Access During COVID-19

Course Reserves

  • All Course Reserves this semester will be digitally accessible in NYU Classes
  • No physical course reserves will be available due to safety regulations
  • If you have questions about access, please email

Borrowing & Requesting Materials

  • Starting end of September, 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. 
  • Need a book chapters or article? Patrons may request pdf scans of these items through Bobcat. 
  • 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
  • For the safety of our patrons, we will not be loaning laptops this semester
  • The book drop is available for returns during building hours determined by Tandon

Poly Archives & Special Collections

  • Physical archives are currently closed. However, certain items may be accessed digitally
  • For further details & any archival inquiries, please email

Building Access

  • At this time, only those with NYU IDs are eligible to use Dibner Library. Non-NYU guests may not enter.
  • Building capacity will be contained to 50% or fewer.
  • Patrons must have a thermometer and answer questions for the NYU daily screener before leaving home; once completed you will get a green stamp emailed to enter the building. Please show your green stamp to public safety.
  • Patrons are permitted to enter the library only for remote learning, study, appointments, material pickup, or classes

Reference Services

  • 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
  • All reference support will be virtual until further notice.


  • In order to protect our patrons, Dibner is offering very limited printing services this semester. To locate an alternative printing station, take a look at the NYU Print Services page

Space Policies

All study space will be unavailable this semester, with the exception of the open areas of the 3rd floor, which are under review for limited patron use.