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Dibner Library

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

Dibner Services & Access During Spring 2022

Limited Service Desk Hours until February 14

Service desk will be open from 12pm-5pm Monday through Sunday. Contactless pickup will be available for physical materials via library lockers. For non-textbooks, search for the material you need in Bobcat and click "Request," and be sure to select Dibner as your pickup location when filling out the form. For textbooks, email with your request and NetID.

Renewals may be by logging in to your account. More information on Borrowing FAQs or email

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 have resumed loaning markers and technology.

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

Poly Archives & Special Collections

Physical archives are closed for Spring 2022. For further details & any archival inquiries, please email

Study Rooms

Study rooms have reopened as of February 7th.

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.