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Service Update: October 24, 2022

NYU Libraries is pleased to resume services to a broad range of external community members including NYU Consortium students and faculty and external community members. For more information check our access guide.

All library visitors are expected to follow University Health Guidelines, including compliance with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. To apply for access, email Please allow at least one business day to process your request.

Cooper Union and New School students and faculty do not need to apply for access in advance.

NYU Libraries offers students and faculty from other institutions access based on a number of reciprocal programs.

Columbia University and Affiliates Students & Faculty

New York University and Columbia University have a Cooperative Agreement to share library resources through reciprocal on-site access.

Students, faculty and staff of Columbia University and of the Columbia affiliates (Barnard College, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary) are eligible. Guests, researchers, Visiting Scholars, Friends of the Library, community members, and alumni who may have special access arrangements at Columbia will not automatically be granted access.

Borrowing privileges are not included, but are available for full-time faculty and doctoral students through MaRLI: Manhattan Research Library Initiative.

To apply for access, email at least 7 days in advance of your visit.

OCLC Shares Members Students and Faculty

Faculty, students, and professional staff at SHARES member institutions outside the New York metropolitan region are allowed access on a semester basis with valid school ID.

To apply for access, email at least 7 days in advance of your visit.

Visiting Faculty from Other Institutions

Access for visiting faculty from other institutions is currently suspended. Check back in 2023 for more information.

Long Island University Palmer Program

Current Palmer program students and faculty have access and borrowing privileges on a semester basis.

American Language Institute

NYU Libraries offers access and limited borrowing privileges to American Language Institute (ALI) users.

Hebrew Union

Students and faculty have on-site access to Bobst Library.

New School, Cooper Union, and New York School of Interior Design

As part of the NYU Libraries Consortium current students and faculty have borrowing and access privileges at many NYU Libraries.