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Service Update May 13, 2022:

Onsite access to NYU Libraries for external researchers:
  • All visitors to NYU Campus buildings, including the Library, must be cleared in advance by submitting proof of Covid vaccination and booster (if eligible) to NYU’s portal.
  • Appointments for external researchers must be scheduled as far in advance as possible of your preferred date(s).
  • Please read the University Policy for visitors prior to requesting an appointment.

In-person appointments may be available for current NYU students, faculty and staff.

Please contact the collections directly for appointment and research-related questions.

Visit the Libraries’ NYU Returns page for more information.

Special Collections

NYU Special Collections

NYU Special Collections—Fales Library, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Archives, and University Archives—are by appointment only. Plan your visit to the NYU Special Collections Center at Bobst Library

Poly Archives & Special Collections

The Poly Archives & Special Collections held at Bern Dibner Library in Brooklyn are appointment only. Plan your visit to the Poly Archives

U.S. & U.N. Documents Collections

United States Government Documents and United Nations Documents collections held at Bobst Library are available for public use.

Access Passes

Access passes to these collections can be obtained at Library Privileges.

The last passes are issued 30 minutes before the collection is scheduled to close.