NYU Returns: What to know about using NYU Libraries for Summer 2022.
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What to know about using NYU Libraries for Summer 2022

Please note masks are still required in the Libraires.
Visit the University's NYU Returns: 2021-2022 hub for additional campus-wide information.

Building & Space Updates:

Construction Alert - Bobst Lower Level 2 (LL2)

NYU's Office of Construction Management will be working on the west side of Lower Level 2. Please be advised there may be occasional construction related noise or disturbance.
  • Construction Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • Construction Noise Impact: Open spaces and group study rooms on the west side will be most impacted by the noise, but it may be noticeable in all study rooms on LL2.

Report Noise and Other Issues to FCM Client Service Center:

Bobst Stacks, Reading Rooms & Classroom Access

  • LL1, LL2, and Floor 1 study areas open 24/7.
  • Floors 4-9 open regular hours, 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM daily, for stacks, study area, and classroom access.
  • Floor 10 East Asian Reading Room is closed through the spring semester. Make requests for materials from the East Asian collection via the catalog.
Check the hours web page for information about specific dates.

Group & Individual Study Rooms

Masks must be worn at all times, even when working alone. Eating is not allowed.
  • Group study rooms in Bobst, Dibner, and Jack Brause Libraries are open.
  • Individual study rooms at Dibner are open. A limited number are also available at Bobst.

Services Updates:

Please note that while we will try hard to avoid it, there may be hours changes or service point closures if there are staffing shortages.

Mask & Eating Policies:


External community member access to Bobst is currently limited to the following groups:
  • External researchers with pre-approval. Visit our Access to Special Collections, U.S. & U.N. Document Collections page for details.
  • Palmer students enrolled in onsite classes in Bobst
  • The New School and Cooper Union students and faculty
  • Friends of Bobst Library Reader, Collector, and Borrower levels are now able to use Bobst Library through August 31, 2022.
    • Members must have uploaded vaccination and booster information and been approved for access.
    • Members must show their green Daily Screener every day they want to use the library and show a government issued photo ID.
    • Users reporting difficulty using the
      NYU Mobile app
      (Apple and Android) can complete the Daily Screener using an internet browser.

We are not able to offer access for any other external community or walk-in visitors including MaRLI, OCLC Shares, Metro card holder, New York School of Interior Design, NYU Alumni, retirees or employee family members.

See the full NYU Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates policy for further information.

Please visit the Libraries' NYU Returns page for more details using the Libraries.

Wishing everyone the pleasant summer semester!

Posted Jun 01, 2022 - 10:25 EDT