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​​Reader, Collector, and Borrower levels of Friends of Bobst Library are now able to use Bobst Library.
  • As per NYU's visitor guidelines, all visitors must be sponsored by an NYU employee.
  • Please contact for details to get registered. Access to Bobst Library takes several working days to process.

Still want to use Bobst Library after you graduate?

NYU’s newest alumni can join Friends of Bobst at a discount!

NYU alumni who have graduated from the institution in the past 5 years are eligible for a discounted version of our Reader level membership, which is usually $275 per year.

The Reader level annual membership allows alumni unlimited access to Bobst Library and its many resources. Please note, reader-level members do not have borrowing privileges, but do have access to the stacks for reading items onsite.

Depending on graduation year, young alumni pay the following:

Graduation Year Cost of Annual Membership
2021 and 2022 $50
2020 $150
2017-2019 $250

How to Join

Young alumni gifts can only be made online through our online giving form.

Please note, there are no refunds on Friends of Bobst memberships.

Membership Expiration Information

Membership expiration date For gifts made between
December 31, 2023 10/1/22-1/31/23
April 30, 2024 2/1/23-4/30/23

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library offers:

  • Onsite access to thousands of electronic resources and databases
  • 10 floors of open stacks
  • Wireless internet access
  • Over 150 computer stations
  • Convenient Greenwich Village location with inspiring views of Washington Square Park

Bobst Library is located at 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

The library is open to Friends of Bobst Library members during regular hours. Please be sure to check this link frequently, as our hours of operation are subject to change.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Friends of Bobst office at +1 212-998-2446 or

Connecting to NYU Databases

Alums who don’t live near NYC can still stay connected to NYU Libraries! One of the perks of being an NYU alum is access to select databases called the Alumni E-Library. .

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or call +1 212-998-6912 to get your account set up.