Library Access with Friends of Bobst Library
New York University alumni, neighborhood residents, and other members of the public can gain access to the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library with a 100% tax-deductible gift to Friends of Bobst Library.
Memberships help provide every NYU student the resources necessary for their academic success by expanding collections, renovating reading rooms, adding research workshops, and upgrading technology.
Sign up or renew your gift today
For same day access, visit the Library Privileges Desk, located on your left upon entering Bobst library.
Please bring a government issued photo ID. Neighborhood residents are also required to show proof of address to receive a discounted rate.
The Library Privileges Desk is open:
Monday through Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
(Visit library.nyu.edu/hours for holiday hours)
Bobst Library is located at 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
Other ways to join:
• Online – Complete the online giving form. You will recieve your membership materials within two weeks.
• Phone – Call the Friends of Bobst Library Coordinator, Michael Pittman, at (212) 998-2446.
• Mail – Send your check, made out to "New York University" to:
Friends of Bobst Library
c/o Michael Pittman
70 Washington Square South, Room 1116
New York, NY 10012
Memberships valid through
** If you are part of NYU's Class of 2014 or 2015, click here for your special $45 membership.
The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library offers:
• Convenient hours – Open to Friends of Bobst Library members from 7am to 1am, seven days a week***
• Onsite access to thousands of electronic resources and databases
• Over 40,000 videos and 95,000 audio recordings available in the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media
• A variety of working environments, from collaborative work stations to quiet study rooms
• Wireless internet access throughout the building
• 175 Mac and PC computer stations
• 10 floors of open stack shelving
• Convenient Greenwich Village location with inspiring views of Washington Square Park
In addition, all Friends of Bobst Library members will receive:
• Invitations to library events including exhibition openings, receptions, and author readings
• A subscription to the NYU Libraries newsletter, Progressions
To give a Friends of Bobst Library membership as a gift:
Please call Friends of Bobst Library Coordinator, Michael Pittman, at (212) 998-2446.
***Bookworm and Scholar level members must first visit the Library Privileges desk in order to receive a day pass for entry.
NYU Libraries Conduct Code can be found here.