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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.

Ask a Librarian is the primary communication channel for the Libraries. Use Ask a Librarian to ask questions about buildings, services, and collections, in addition to your questions about research and teaching.

Update: August 23, 2021

NYU Libraries has resumed full operations for the fall semester, with renewed access to spaces and materials, computing and seating, and in-person service points. Here’s what you can expect from us during the fall semester.

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 and Dibner libraries are open.
  • IFA, ISAW, and Brause 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, and in-person assistance is available. Most services offer a remote option.
    • Bobst service points open for fall: Avery Fisher Center, Bobst Library Computer Center (BLCC), Bobst Research Commons, Data Services, Circulation desk, Reference desk, Course Reserves, Digital Studio
  • Some services require an appointment:
  • Most study areas are open:
    • Bobst group study rooms are available.
    • Bobst individual study rooms are closed.
    • Dibner group and individual study rooms are open.
    • Brause study rooms are open.
  • Printing, scanning, and computer access are available in some libraries.
  • Event and exhibit spaces will open mid-semester.
  • Bobst computer labs on Lower Level 1 are closed.
  • Classrooms are open.
  • Bobst’s Lounge is open and subject to NYU’s guidelines on Eating and Drinking on Campus.
  • 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.
  • Contactless locker delivery and small-scale scanning is available, as well as very limited delivery options.
  • All digital collections remain available via our catalog.
  • Accessibility Services support for collection access will continue.

Health and Safety