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Leisure Reading Collection

Need a break from academia? Use this guide to help locate material in the Leisure Reading Collections at the Bobst and Jack Brause Libraries.

Leisure Reading Collections

Need to step away from academic reading for a while?  

Well, that's what the Leisure Reading Collection is for!  The Leisure Reading Collection is leased, not purchased like the academic collections at NYU Libraries, so we are able to keep up to date with the latest NY Times best-sellers and other popular titles.  The Leisure Reading Collection contains a wide variety of genres:

  • fiction,
  • non-fiction,
  • mystery,
  • crime,
  • science fiction,
  • biography,
  • romance, and
  • graphic novels.  

There's something for everyone! 

Finding Leisure books in the Library catalog

In addition to just browsing the Leisure Collection, you can also search the library catalog for titles in the collection. Just go to the library homepage: and click on the "Books & More" tab.  You can search by author and / or title.  

Request a title for the Leisure Collection

Use this form to request titles for addition to our Leisure Collection

We will do our best to honor requests, but not all books are available for inclusion in the Leisure collection.  If there is a title you need for your research, check the library's online catalog to see if it is the main (circulating) collection or use our EZ Borrow service.

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