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Our Resource Sharing and Delivery services department (RSDS), which includes Interlibrary loan, is an essential department of the library where we exchange and share materials among libraries. We collaborate with local, state, regional, national, and international libraries to obtain documents and other materials outside of NYU’s collection.


Our Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL consists of borrowing and lending physical and electronic resources from one library to another. NYU faculty, students, and staff are eligible. NYU users with affiliations at the Law, Dental, or Medical school have access to a dedicated ILL service at the Law Library or Lapidus Health Sciences Library. These users should submit requests through their home library

Learn more about our ILL services.

Document Delivery

Document delivery is a library service in which an NYU user can request a scan of an article or specific book chapter. This also includes images, manuscripts, maps, reports, and other library collections. Document delivery is an easy, efficient, and fast library service. More information can be found on our Collections Access page.

Home Delivery

This service allows users to have materials mailed to them via UPS for those who are unable to come to the library. Only General book and journal collections at Bobst, Dibner, Offsite, Brause, Courant, and Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) material are eligible for Home Delivery. Delivery of items typically arrives within 5 to 9 days and can be returned via mail or in person to Bobst. These services are currently only available for NYU faculty and PhD students. Learn more about home delivery services.


EZBorrow is a service that allows NYU users to search the combined catalogs of more than 50 research and academic libraries, and request books not available at NYU. EZBorrow is the fastest way to get a book not available from NYU Libraries. Most items take a week or less to arrive, and requesters are notified by email when the item has arrived. Loans are typically 16 weeks with no renewals. Current NYU students, faculty, and staff located in the continental United States and at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus may use EZBorrow. Request an EZ Borrow item or learn more about EZ Borrow.

Microfilm Services

Our Microforms center at Bobst holds a diverse and wide collection of newspapers, magazines, and academic journals as well as educational and government documents. Microforms are small photographic images for storage, reading, or printing. We offer three formats of microforms: microfilm (on reels) and microfiche (sheets), and microprint (cards). The services are only by appointment and on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests can be made through the library catalog or through ILL if available or lendable from other libraries. Currently enrolled NYU students and active faculty and staff can access these services. Non-NYU researchers can also make appointments to view material through the Special Collections department.

For more information on access to our Bobst library, please visit our library access guide.

Delivery Services

Our department receives materials from lenders and ships materials from our collection daily. We exchange materials locally, nationally, and internationally. Some of our courier services include UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx. Our staff and student workers take pride in maintaining and processing shipments as an everyday responsibility. Please feel free to contact us at

Learn more about our delivery services.



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