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What to know about using NYU Libraries for Spring 2022.

In response to the University's updated safety protocols the Libraries' have adjusted services for the spring semester.

Building & Space Updates:

Bobst Stacks & Classroom Access

Starting January 24, 2022:
  • LL1, LL2, and Floor 1 study areas will be open 24/7.
  • Floors 7 and 8 will be open from 7:30 AM until noon for classroom access only.
  • Floor 5 will be open for study starting at 7:30 AM.
  • Full access to the stacks will open at noon. We will add hours as campus conditions improve.

Bobst Reference and Computer Center Services Now in the Atrium

Research & Reference Services, and Computer Services have relocated to the service desk in the atrium, alongside Circulation & Reserves.

Group & Individual Study Rooms

Group and individual study rooms in Bobst, Dibner, and Jack Brause Libraries will remain closed until further notice.

Services Updates:

Library services will have shortened hours for the first few weeks of the spring semester.

We hope to add hours as conditions on campus improve but there may be hours changes or service point closures if there are staffing shortages.
  • Circulation, Reference, Computer Services, Avery Fisher Center (AFC), and Data Services will be open from noon to 5:00 PM.
    • Digital Studio will be virtual service only until February 14th.
  • Other services (Liaisons, Data Services, Digital Studio, etc.) will continue to be available by appointment.
  • Virtual Reference services (AAL) will be available 24/7.
  • Special Collections services will be by appointment only.

Mask & Eating Policies


Visitors access is unavailable until further notice.

Please visit the Libraries' NYU Returns page for details.

We look forward to welcoming you back this Spring!

Jan 23, 22:13 EST
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January 4, 2022 - January 23, 2022
NYU-NY Library services are offered virtually, buildings are open.

In response to the University's updated safety protocols the Libraries has changed some services through January Term.

Buildings and Spaces Changes:

  • Bobst and Dibner buildings, including, are open but with updated hours.
  • Group study study rooms are closed at all library locations
  • Visitor access is not permitted.

Service Changes:

Services are available virtually during regular hours, unless otherwise noted.

  • Reference Services are available on Ask-A-Librarian chat, email, and text.
  • Client Services
    • The Bobst Library Computer Center (BLCC) closed for January Term
      • No new loans will be made.
      • All outstanding loans that have not been returned by 5:00 PM Friday, December 17 will have their loans extended until the end of January 2022.
    • Helpdesk support is offered virtually.
  • Bobst Circulation and Reserve Services desk is closed.
    • Call 212-998-2475 or email during regular business hours for assistance.
    • Self-checkout is available for stacks items.
    • Locker delivery requests can be made online. Locker pickup is available anytime the building is open.
  • The Dibner Library service desk is closed for in-person service.

  • Avery Fisher Center’s desk is closed. Staff can answer questions via email at
  • Data Services in-person service is closed but help is available virtually. Email for appointments.
  • Digital Studio walk-in service is closed with only virtual services available. Email for help.
  • Special Collections reading room is closed. Email for information about virtual service availability.

  • Please visit the Libraries' NYU Returns page for details.

    Jan 3, 23:46 EST

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