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NYU-NY: Overview of the Eight Libraries

There are eight library locations at NYU New York:

  1. Bobst (Main, Washington Sq.)
  2. Brause (Real Estate & SPS programs, Midtown)
  3. Courant (Mathematics, Washington Sq.)
  4. Dibner (Engineering & Technology, Brooklyn)
  5. IFA (Fine Arts, Uptown)
  6. ISAW (Ancient World, Uptown)
  7. Lapidus (Medicine, Murray Hill)
  8. Law (Washington Sq.)

 

Exterior front entrance of Bobst Library alongside a pin of Bobst Library's location on Google maps.

BOBST LIBRARY (main library) 70 Washington Sq. So., New York, NY 10012  

NYU's main library, Bobst is a 12-story building housing a seven floors of book stacks as well as Special Collections, Data Services, and the Digital Studio. There is a mix of individual and group study spaces, with a seating capacity of around 3,000. Bobst Library hours

 

Front doors to the Brause Library suite on the 5th floor of the NYU Midtown Center building, alonside a pin of this location on Google maps.

BRAUSE LIBRARY (SPS programs) 11 West 42nd Street, Suite 510 New York, NY 10036

Occupying a suite on the 5th floor of the NYU Midtown Center, Brause Library is home to many graduate programs within the School of Professional Studies (SPS), including the SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. Brause Library hours

 

Exterior view of front doors of Warren Weaver Hall, alonside a pin of this location on Google maps.

COURANT LIBRARY (mathematics & computing)  251 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012

Courant LIbrary is housed on the 12th floor of Warren Weaver Hall and serves the research and curricular needs of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Its collection is focused on mathematics and computer science, as well as related fields such as fluid mechanics, image processing, and robotics.  Courant Library hours

 

Long view of exterior of Dibner Library, alonside a pin of this location on Google maps.

DIBNER LIBRARY (engineering) 5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201-9818

Dibner Library is located on NYU's Brooklyn Campus, home to the Tandon School of Engineering as well as several programs within the Tisch School of the Arts and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Dibner Library hours

 

Exterior of IFA Library showing front door, alonside a pin of this location on Google maps.

IFA LIBRARY (art history)  1 East 78th Street New York, NY 10075

IFA Library supports the research and curricular needs of the Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) with materials focusing on subjects in art history, archaeology, and conservation.  IFA Library hours

 

Exterior of NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), alonside a pin of this location on Google maps.

ISAW LIBRARY (ancient world)  5 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028

This library supports the research and curricular needs of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) and other ancient-world-related interdisciplinary programs. The collection covers Greek and Roman material culture and history, Papyrology, Egyptology, Mesopotamian Archaeology and Assyriology, Central Asia and Iran, and Early China.  ISAW Library hours

 

LAPIDUS and LAW: For information, go to the Lapidus Health Sciences Library page and the Law Library page.