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This page has the most up-to-date information about using the Libraries this year. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Update: March 28, 2022

In response to the latest University’s safety protocols NYU Libraries is adjusting some of our services for Spring 2022.

Building Access

  • Access to library buildings is limited to NYU students, faculty, and staff.
  • The daily screener and a face covering is required to enter a library building. Read NYU’s guidance for returning to campus.
  • Bobst, Dibner, and Jack Brause Libraries are open.
  • IFA and ISAW library spaces are open to their students only.
  • Courant is closed.
  • No visitors will be granted access to library buildings at this time.
  • For detailed building and service hours, please visit library locations directory for details.

Spaces and Services

  • For detailed information about using library spaces and services, see NYU Returns: Library Spaces.
  • Service points and help desks are open with updated hours.
    • Bobst Reference, and Computer Center services have moved to the Atrium on Floor 1 and share a desk with Circulation and Reserves.
  • General study areas are open with new hours.
    • Group study rooms at Bobst, Dibner and Jack Brause reopen February 7.
    • Individual study rooms at Dibner reopen February 7. Bobst individual study rooms are unavailable until further notice.
  • Printing, scanning, and computer access are available in some libraries.
  • Classrooms are open for Spring term.
  • Remote Learning Spaces are open but instructions for reserving and using the spaces is updated for spring. Visit our NYU Returns: Spaces page for details.
  • Event and exhibit spaces are closed.
  • Bobst computer labs on Lower Level 1 are closed.
  • The Bobst Snack Lounge on Lower Level 1 is a designated eating area. NYU’s guidelines on Eating and Drinking on Campus apply.
  • Eating is not permitted in any other areas of Bobst or in other library buildings.
  • Bathrooms are open.


  • For detailed information about collections access, please visit the NYU Returns: Library Collections Access page.
  • In-person access to print collections is available for NYU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Self-checkout machines can be used for materials available from the stacks whenever the stacks are open.
  • Contactless locker delivery, in-person Bobst Circulation Desk delivery, small-scale scanning services are available. Home delivery options are offered on a very limited basis.
  • All digital collections remain available via our catalog.
  • Accessibility Services support for collection access will continue.

Health and Safety