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Update: September 2, 2020

How to Use Library Spaces

Using library spaces has changed for Fall 2020 with new procedures for entry protocols, University classrooms, reservable and drop in study spaces, and reservable remote learning spaces.

Access Protocols

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

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

  • IFA, ISAW, and Brause library spaces are open to their students only. Courant is closed. Please see the library locations directory for details.

  • All public computer stations in the Libraries are unavailable.

  • All equipment loans of laptops, peripherals, etc. are unavailable until further notice.

Classrooms in Bobst

  • Bobst Library will host University-scheduled classes.

  • Please use the waiting, transition, and queueing spaces as indicated on wall and floor signage.

  • Face coverings are required at all times.

  • Assigned seating required in all classrooms. Please visit the NYU Classroom Seating Assignments page for detailed instructions.

  • Classroom furniture is arranged to ensure physical distancing for both students and faculty. Learn more about how NYU has arranged your classroom.

Reservable Study and Remote Learning Spaces

  • Silent study spaces, and quiet remote learning spaces (for attending a class online) are available at Bobst Library.
  • Reservable individual and group study spaces are unavailable.

  • Dissertation Writers’ Rooms are unavailable.

  • Look for signs that indicate seating assignments and distancing requirements.

  • Face coverings are required.

  • Please use the hand and surface sanitizer, as available.

Printing and Scanning

  • No printing and scanning available at Bobst library.

  • Limited printing and scanning available at Dibner library, 3rd floor.

  • Visit the NYU Print Service: Print Station locations to find out where to print on campus.

Elevators and Stairs

  • Elevators are available. Look for signs that indicate the maximum number of people allowed per elevator.

  • Stairs are open. Look for signs that indicate traffic flow direction (e.g. up or down).

  • Social distancing and face coverings are required in elevators and on stairs.

Restrooms and Facilities

Restrooms

  • Restrooms are available. Look for signs indicating the maximum number of people per restroom.

  • Social distancing and face coverings are required while waiting for the restroom to become available and while using the restroom.

  • The frequency of cleaning has been increased for all restrooms.

Snack Lounges

  • Student lounges are unavailable until further notice.

  • Vending machines are available.