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NYU Libraries is pleased to offer services to the NYU Community, NYU Libraries-Affiliated Programs members, and Sponsored Visitors.

Please check our Library Access Guide for details relevant to you.

Library Access Overview

Please note that each collection also has specific access requirements and procedures.

  • All library visitors must be sponsored by an NYU employee or faculty member before their visit as per the University’s visitor policy. NYU students may not sponsor visitors to the NYU Libraries.

  • Members of NYU Libraries-Affiliated Programs should follow the institution-specific instructions to gain access.

  • Access must be requested in advance. We cannot accommodate walk-in visitors.

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

Special Collections

NYU Special Collections

NYU Special Collections—Fales Library, Tamiment Library and 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 and Special Collections

The Poly Archives and Special Collections held at Bern Dibner Library in Brooklyn are appointment only.

U.S. and U.N. Documents Collections

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

Appointments are required for researchers who are not students or faculty of NYU or Consortium Schools. Appointment requests should be made at least two weeks before the date you wish to visit.