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Delivery Services

Delivery Services is a new and growing service offering paging from the NYU Bobst and Courant Library collections with delivery to the NYU Library of your choice.


Who may use Delivery Services?

NYU faculty, administrators and PhDs and NYU Abu Dhabi students, staff and faculty.

Users may request Bobst, Courant and Jack Brause items to be delivered to Bobst, Courant, IFA, ISAW, Jack Brause, NYU Poly, NYU Abu Dhabi Library.

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty may request Downtown Campus and Annex materials to be delivered to the NYU Abu Dhaib Library, the NYUAD Center for Science and Engineering or the NYUAD Social Sciences 13th floor offices.

Users may also request journal article and book chapter scans for their private study, scholarship, or research from Bobst and Courant (within fair use guidelines).

NYU students at NYU's global campuses may request scans of articles and book chapters for their for private study, scholarship, or research while abroad, within fair use guidelines.

How long will my request take?

Turn around times vary by owning/pickup library combination. For the below estimates please request New York materials by 10am EST and Abu Dhabi materials by 2pm. (Please note: due to a difference in NY and Abu Dhabi work weeks, it is best to request materials to be delivered to Abu Dhabi early in the week.) For library hours, click on the library names below.

Owning Location New York Delivery Locations
  Bobst Courant IFA ISAW Jack Brause NYU Poly
Bobst 24 hours 24 hours 2 days (M-F) 2 days (M-F) 2 days (M-F)  2 days (M-F)
Bobst Offsite

2 days (M-Sa)

2 days (M-F) 4 days 4 days 4  days 4 days
Avery Fisher Center 24 hours No AFC Delivery
Courant 48 hours (M-F) 48 hours (M-F) 3 days (M-F) 3 days (M-F) 3 days (M-F)  3 days (M-F)
Jack Brause 3 days

3 days

3 days 3 days 24 hours 3 days
Bobst & Courant Scans Delivered Electronically within 24 hours
Bobst Offsite Scans Delivered Electronically within 24 hours
NYUAD No New York Delivery
NYU AD Annex No New York Delivery
Owning Location Abu Dhabi Delivery Locations
  Abu Dhabi Library NYUAD Ctr for Sci & Eng NYUAD Soc Sci 13th Fl
NYU Abu Dhabi Library 1 day 1 day 1 day
NYU Abu Dhabi Annex 1day 2 days 1 day
Bobst 3 days 4 days 4 days
Bobst Offsite 6 days 7 days 7 days
Avery Fisher Center 3 days 4 days 4 days
Courant 4 days 5 days 5 days
Jack Brause 6 days 7 days 7 days
Bobst & Courant Scans Delivered Electronically within 24 hours
Bobst Offsite Scans Delivered Electronically within 24 hours

How do I make a request?

NYU faculty, administrators and PhDs: To request an item for paging or scanning you will first need to log in. Once logged in, conduct your search and click the "GetIt" link to the right of the item on the BobCat results list. Eligible materials will display a blue "request" button in GetIt. Select this button to request. 

NYU students at NYU's global campuses: Article and chapter scans of offsite materials must be requested through BobCat. Instructions for requesting scans from offsite can be found here.

Article and chapter scans from items owned by NYU Libraries (not offsite) or by other institutions should be requested through Interlibary Loan. Click to submit a request  for an article or book chapter. You will need to enter information from your NYU ID card to login.

  • Please note:On the request form it is essential to indicate if you are in Abu Dhabi or another NYU global site (specifying which one).  
  • If your request gets canceled, please contact the Bobst Interlibrary Loan department at docdel@library.nyu.edu.

How do I know that the item was requested?

Go to bobcat.library.nyu.edu and login. Under "My Workspace" select the link to "My library account." This area allows you to view your account and see what items you have on loan, as well as view holds, bookings, fines and fees. You can also renew your books from this area.

What can't I request?

Items available through Reference, Reserve or Special Collections cannot be requested. Only items available through the circulating collection of  Bobst and Courant Libraries may be requested.

Items not available in the Division of Libraries or Consortium collections can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Where do I return borrowed materials?

With the universal returns policy, books checked out from:
The NYU Libraries: Bobst, Courant and Abu Dhabi
The Cooper Union Library
The New School Libraries Fogelman, Gimbel and Scherman
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) Library

Can be returned to any of the following libraries:
Bobst, Courant, IFA, ISAW, Poly and Abu Dhabi Libraries at NYU
The Cooper Union Library
Fogelman, Gimbel and Scherman Libraries at the New School
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) Library

All books must be returned on or before the due date in order to avoid any charges from accruing

Questions and comments can be directed to Bobst Delivery Services at deliveryservices@library.nyu.edu.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8am- 4pm, and Weekends 10am- 6pm. 

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