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NYU Libraries has a number of relationships with research institutions and libraries designed to support NYU students and faculty.

NYU Consortium and Affiliated Libraries

NYU students and faculty have access and borrowing privileges at a number of affiliated and consortium libraries, including The New School, Cooper Union and New York School of Interior Design. Please consult each Library’s website for more details about access and borrowing.

Access to Columbia Libraries

Current NYU students, faculty and staff have access and reading privileges at many Columbia University Libraries. Please check Columbia Libraries’ visitor page for the latest information about NYU cardholder access. For other details visit our full Access to Columbia University Libraries webpage.


MaRLI: Manhattan Research Library Initiative enables current NYU doctoral students, full-time faculty and librarians to access and borrow materials from Columbia University Libraries and New York Public Library Research Libraries. See MaRLI registration page and more information.

OCLC SHARES Institutions

NYU students, faculty, and staff have on-site access privileges at OCLC SHARES member libraries outside the New York City area. These privileges typically include reading privileges and access to collections but not borrowing privileges. To request access, please present a valid NYU ID card at the library access office of the institution you wish to visit. Please consult the websites of member institutions in advance.