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First, Find the Call Numbers of the Items You Want

  • All of the Avery Fisher Center’s materials are on BobCat.

  • You can use the “Limit to” field to narrow your search results to “Video”, “Audio”, or “Score”.

  • Ask our staff for assistance if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Write the Call Numbers Down and Bring Them to Our Counter

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before we close when checking out.

Loan Periods

  • NYU New York, Shanghai & Abu Dhabi undergraduate and master’s students, Consortium undergraduate and master’s students, and NYU staff:

    • 1 video may be checked out until closing the next day (or for 3 hours if on reserve).

    • 5 CDs may be checked out for 1 week (or for 4 hours if on reserve).

    • 2 reserve scores may be checked out for 2 hours.

  • NYU New York, Shanghai & Abu Dhabi faculty, Consortium faculty, NYU graduate teaching assistants, NYU PhD candidates and NYU administrators:

    • 5 videos may be checked out for 1 week (or for 6 hours if on reserve).

    • 5 CDs may be checked out for 1 week (or for 4 hours if on reserve).

    • 2 reserve scores may be checked out for 2 hours

    • Faculty, PhD candidates and administrators may renew CDs or LPs online (but not videos or scores).

  • Please note that some loans may be shortened due to another patron’s scheduled loan (see the section on scheduling loans below). Check your receipt to be sure of your due date and time.

Make Sure an Item is Available on a Particular Date

  • With our Schedule a Loan form, faculty, PhD candidates and administrators can schedule specific pickup times for Avery Fisher items. Other library patrons may be granted scheduled loans under special circumstances.

  • Videos shelved inside the Avery Fisher Center require 3 business hours to process for requests placed Monday through Friday, and 24 business hours on Saturday and Sunday. Allow for an additional 1 to 3 business days for items located offsite.

Accessing Offsite Videos and Music

  • Use the links on the “GetIt” or “Holdings” pages on BobCat to request the item (accessed by clicking on the item’s title in the search results or by its call number on the “Details” page).

  • Offsite items require 1 to 3 business days to arrive, the longest wait being over the weekend.

  • You will receive an email when your requested item has arrived at the Avery Fisher Center.

  • Undergraduate, master’s and staff patrons must watch VHS tapes on the Avery Fisher Center’s equipment and cannot take them out of the Center.

  • Some scores are offsite as well, but they are all in the Main Collection and will arrive at Circulation on Floor 1 of Bobst.

You Must Return Checked-Out Items at Our Counter When We Are Open

  • If the Avery Fisher Center is closed, a drop box will be available outside our doors.

  • Do not put our items in the book drop boxes on Floor 1 of the library.

Late Fines

  • NYU New York, Shanghai & Abu Dhabi undergraduate and master’s students, Consortium undergraduate and master’s students, and NYU staff accrue fines at a rate of:

    • $1 per hour for regular audio and video items

    • $5 per hour for reserve audio, video and scores

  • NYU New York, Shanghai & Abu Dhabi faculty, Consortium faculty, NYU graduate teaching assistants, NYU PhD candidates, and NYU administrators accrue fines at a rate of:

    • $5 per day for regular videos

    • $1 per day for regular audio items

    • $5 per hour for reserve audio, video and scores

  • For lost items you will be charged the cost of replacement, plus a $30 processing fee.

  • A courtesy email notice is sent 3 days before the due date, after which daily reminders are sent after an item is overdue.

Faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai Can Request Avery Fisher Center Items

  • Use our Schedule a Loan form to set up a time for delivery to your location.

  • Abu Dhabi faculty should place requests 5 days in advance to allow for processing and shipment of materials to Abu Dhabi, with an added 1 to 3 business days for offsite items.

  • Shanghai Faculty should place requests 10 days in advance to allow for processing and shipment of materials to Shanghai, with an added 1 to 3 business days for offsite items.