NYU Libraries offers students and faculty from other institutions access based on a number of reciprocal programs. Members of these institutions may request an access pass at the Library Privileges at Bobst Library.
Columbia University and Affiliates Students & Faculty
New York University and Columbia University have a Cooperative Agreement to share library resources through reciprocal on-site access.
Students, faculty and staff of Columbia University and of the Columbia affiliates (Barnard College, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary) are eligible. Guests, researchers, Visiting Scholars, Friends of the Library, community members, and alumni who may have special access arrangements at Columbia will not automatically be granted access.
To obtain access to Bobst Library, eligible members of Columbia University must present their CUID card at the Bobst Library Privileges window. Borrowing privileges are not included, but are available for full time faculty and doctoral students through MaRLI: Manhattan Research Library Initiative.
OCLC Shares Members Students and Faculty
Faculty, students, and professional staff at SHARES member institutions outside the New York metropolitan region are allowed access on a semester basis with valid school ID.
Visiting Faculty from Other Institutions
Faculty from other universities will be granted one day of access per year upon presentation of valid university identification.
Long Island University Palmer Program
Current Palmer program students and faculty have access and borrowing privileges on a semester basis.
NYU Affiliated Scholars Without an NYU ID
NYU Departments may sponsor affiliated scholars for access or borrowing privileges. Departmental sponsorship is intended for scholars who do not have another affiliation. Read more about departmental sponsored access.
American Language Institute
NYU Libraries offers access and limited borrowing privileges to American Language Institute (ALI) users.
Students and faculty have on-site access to Bobst Library.
Reminder: The NYU Libraries Consortium includes The New School, Cooper Union and New York School of Interior Design. Current students and faculty have borrowing and access privileges at many NYU Libraries.
Visit Library Privileges for an access card and more information.