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Bobst First Floor Renovation Project: construction related noise alerts; and space and service impacts.

Bobst’s first floor is undergoing exciting changes this fall. Read more about how we’re reimagining Bobst’s first floor.

While improvements are made to the building, the services and spaces may be impacted. We will update this page as the project progresses. Please note timelines are subject to change.

Construction Noise Alerts:

Drilling work will take place Saturdays and Sundays through September.

  • The noise is expected to be loud in the first floor atrium and on the balconies.
  • Nose may be audible in other areas of the library.

HVAC work 7am-3pm, Mon. Sept. 18 through Sun. Sept. 25

  • Maintenance work will be done on the HVAC vents at the base of the exterior windows and may involve some noise from work and machinery.
  • Work will start on 9 west and continue on floors 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 throughout the week.

We appreciate your patience and hope to minimize the disruption as much as possible given the extent of the construction work.

Service and Space Updates:

  • Stair Access: Stairs to and from the Mezzanine level are closed until further notice. Please use the elevators.
  • Study spaces:
    • First floor (gallery and south area), and the mezzanine are unavailable until mid-October.
    • LL1 Study rooms: the following rooms will be unavailable on the weekends through September:
      • LL1-09A
      • LL1-09B
      • LL1-10
      • LL1-18
  • Public computers previously located in the south study space unavailable until late fall 2023.
  • Lockers are relocated to LL2 North hallway, next to the north side stairs that access the lower levels until late fall 2023.

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Sep 20, 2023 - 10:49 EDT
Monitoring - The maintenance work has been completed and we're monitoring the system.
Sep 20, 2023 - 10:48 EDT
Investigating -

Users may get intermittent error messages when searching the catalog.

Error messages may look like: "the search failed due to a system error."

As a temporary workaround we recommend resubmitting the search which may clear the error.

We will be performing necessary maintenance Weds. Sept. 20 which from 7:00am - 8:00am (ET) during which time the following systems and services will be unavailable.

  • Library catalog (BobCat)
  • Book / item requests
  • Library Login
  • Room Reservation system Login
  • My Library account / E-Shelf services

We appreciate your patience while we work on the issue, and will post updates as they become available.


Sep 19, 2023 - 14:55 EDT
Update - We are continuing to monitor for any further issues.


Sep 19, 2023 - 09:35 EDT
Monitoring - A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.


Sep 19, 2023 - 09:34 EDT
Investigating - Some users may be experiencing issues loading the catalog system and/or search results in the catalog.

Our teams are working to identify the root cause and implement a solution.


Sep 16, 2023 - 17:38 EDT

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Unresolved incidents: Library catalog users may experience intermittent error issues. Scheduled System Maintenance: Weds. Sept. 20 from 7-8am (ET) some systems and services will be unavailable., NYUNY - Bobst First Floor Renovation Project: construction related noise alerts; and space and service impacts..

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Sep 11, 2023
Resolved - This incident has been resolved.
Sep 11, 22:53 EDT
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Service Updates starting August 18, 2023 for NYUNY:

Bobst Lockers are temporarily moving, expect service delays from Aug. 18th - Sept 11th, 2023.

Use Bobst Circulation Desk Pickup options instead.

  • Anyone with current Bobst locker requests will need to go to the circulation desk to pick up their items instead.
  • Any lockers requests made after August 18 - September 11, 2023 will be delayed.

  • For faster service select the Bobst Circulation Desk Pickup option when requesting materials from the catalog.

    If you have questions about this service change please email

    Aug 18, 10:04 EDT
Sep 10, 2023

No incidents reported.

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No incidents reported.