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The Serials and Payments Unit is responsible for acquiring and maintaining serials for the Bobst Library collection, and for supporting payments for library materials across the Division of Libraries.

Serials Acquisitions

We order and receive serials, be it print or one-off e-journals via subscriptions and standing orders, for the collections at Bobst and some other NYU Library locations. We also initiate payment for subscription renewals within our Integrated Library System.

Serials Maintenance

We maintain the integrity of the Bobst print serial collection by monitoring our holdings for accuracy and claiming issues still yet to be received, as well as binding issues in order to make them durable and available for circulation.


We support payment workflows for library materials across the Division of Libraries by working with the libraries’ Budget & Finance Department in coordinating materials spending and iBuy workflows. These payment workflows lead to various problem solving processes that we handle with the University’s Insurance Programs, Accounts Payable, and Procurements departments.