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NYU Libraries Online Tutorials

Popular research & library tasks in short tutorials, with links to more help.

NYU Libraries Access, Summer 2021

Physical Access

Student studying at a Bobst Library study carrel with book shelves in the background.

Access to the Libraries' physical spaces and collections continues to be limited, as the Covid pandemic has greatly improved but is still a concern.

  • Access to study spaces: Designated study areas are available in Bobst and Dibner libraries. See more below.

  • Access to physical books and other materials:  Books (that do not have an online version) can be requested via the online catalog for contactless pickup (at Bobst or Dibner) or for home delivery. See more below.

 

 

 

Online Access

The good news is that NYU Libraries has a huge collection of online resources and a robust suite of online services to sustain the NYU Community during this time.

NYU-NY: Overview of the Eight Libraries

There are eight library locations at NYU New York. Bobst (main), Brause (SPS programs), Courant (mathematics), Dibner (engineering & technology), IFA (fine arts), ISAW (ancient world), Lapidus (Health Science), and Law.  The extent of access to buildings and physical collections is reduced during Covid. Find out more below.

 

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

Access is available during these hours for these purposes:

  •  to pick up books and other physical items, when you receive notice that they are ready
    • For an overview of our pickup service, go here.
    • To request a book for pickup, use NYU Libraries' catalog. Need more help? View this brief how-to video.
  • to attend classes held in Bobst Library classrooms, see details here
  • to use study and remote learning spaces, utilizing "Scan & Reserve" in the NYU Mobile app
    • For an overview of the Libraries' reservable spaces, go here.
    • For information about the downloading the NYU Mobile App so you can reserve a seat, go here.

 

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. For information about hours and extent of access, go here.

 

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. Access is suspended until further notice. To inquire about obtaining an item from the physical collection, email: courantlibrary@nyu.edu

 

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. Access is available during these hours for these purposes:

  •  to pick up books and other physical items, when you receive notice that they are ready
    • For an overview of our pickup service, go here.
    • To request a book for pickup, use NYU Libraries' catalog. Need more help? View this brief how-to video.
  • to use study and remote learning spaces, utilizing "Scan & Reserve" in the NYU Mobile app
    • For an overview of the Libraries' reservable spaces, go here.
    • For information about the downloading the NYU Mobile App so you can reserve a seat, go here

 

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. Access is available during these hours for members of the IFA community only.

 

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. Access is available during these hours for members of the ISAW community only.

 

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

Quick Tour of NYU Libraries' Website

Learn about the resources and services available to you online, wherever your location. (To see a transcript with this video, go to the NYU Stream viewer: Quick Tour of NYU Libraries' Website.)

How Does NYU Libraries Fit Into the Information Universe?

Why use a university library at all? Why not just use Google? Find out how a university library like NYU's fits into the larger universe of the internet, and learn about the full text resources on NYU Libraries' site that are not available via Google. (To view a transcript with this video, see the NYU Stream viewer: The Information Universe.)