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What to know about using NYU Libraries for Spring 2021. Updated: February 1, 2021

Using the NYU Libraries will be a bit different this spring.
If you’re joining us on the NYC campus, or remotely this spring, our staff is committed to supporting your research, teaching, and learning needs remotely.

Libraries' NYU Returns page to be up-to-date on the latest information about our services, collections, spaces, and safety.

Building Access and Hours for Spring 2021

Starting January 28th, 2021, Bobst and Dibner Libraries will be open Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 9:30 pm for the following services:
• contactless pickup and return of physical items
• classroom use
• walk-in and reservable remote learning and study space via Scan & Request in the NYU Mobile app.

For detailed online and on-site building and service hours, please visit our Hours page.

• Entrance to libraries is restricted to NYU cardholders with an appropriate face covering and a valid COVID-19 daily screener. No visitors will be granted access to library buildings.

Using Library Collections

• Physical library collections are closed to direct access and browsing. For more information about accessing physical library collections, please visit the Collections Access page.

• All digital collections, over 3 million items, remain available via the NYU Libraries website. The HathiTrust service will continue, providing digital access to 40 percent of the print collection.

• Physical items may be ordered online and accessed via contactless pickup, delivery, or scanning. Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow services have resumed, although delivery turnaround may be delayed. Visit the Delivery Service Options for Material Not Available Electronically information on our Collections Access page.

Student & Faculty Services

• Reference and research consultations are available as remote services

Accessibility Services, and Special Collections will offer remote services.

Course Reserves services are entirely digital.

• Printing and onsite scanning services are not available at Bobst and Dibner libraries. Visit NYU IT Print Service page for information on modified locations, policies and hours of operations for printing and scanning services.

If you have questions or need help use our Ask a Librarian chat and email service.

Feb 5, 11:24 EST

About This Site

Real-time information about library system outages, service updates and planned maintenance

This site is available via the "Status Page" link in the footer of the website. (NYU Libraries Website) Operational
Login ? Operational
E-Shelf ? Operational
BobCat (Books & More, Course Reserves) Operational
GetIt (Journals, Record detail page) Operational
The Arch (Articles & Databases) ? Operational
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Operational
Room Reservation System Operational
BobCat Standard Operational
Archival Collections Operational
Privileges Guide Operational
MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative) ? Operational
E-ZBorrow Operational
EZProxy Operational
Degraded Performance
Partial Outage
Major Outage
Past Incidents
Mar 9, 2021

No incidents reported today.

Mar 8, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 7, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 6, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 5, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 4, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 3, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 2, 2021

No incidents reported.

Mar 1, 2021

No incidents reported.

Feb 28, 2021

No incidents reported.

Feb 27, 2021

No incidents reported.

Feb 26, 2021

No incidents reported.

Feb 25, 2021
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Feb 25, 16:00 EST
In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Feb 25, 12:00 EST
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Cloud Infrastructure Maintenance Thurs. Feb. 25th, 12-4PM

Systems and Web Services teams will be upgrade the Libraries' cloud infrastructure (Kubernetes) on Thursday, February 25th starting around noon until 4PM.

This upgrade helps ensure secure, resilient, accessible, and up-to-date web services for all our staff and patrons.

We don't expect any downtime, but intermittent issues may occur during the maintenance. Users may getting logged out, or need to login multiple times to the following systems/tools:

- Login,
- EShelf
- Interlibrary Loan
- Archival Collections
- Persistent Linking
- BobCat Citations
- MaRLi

We thank you for your patience if you experience these issues during the maintenance period.

If there are unexpected issues or changes that will impact users we will post updates to this page.

Feb 22, 12:42 EST
Feb 24, 2021

No incidents reported.

Feb 23, 2021

No incidents reported.