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Welcome to Bobst Library! Our flagship building is a large space, and host to many special collections, study spaces, and services. Use this handy guide to help you find what you’re looking for. And don’t forget, you can always reach out to our staff via Ask a Librarian if you need assistance.

Floor Spaces Services Collections
Lower Level 2 (LL2)
* Open study areas
* Individual study rooms (all-student access)
* Group study rooms (all-student access)
*Graduate-only study rooms

* Preservation Department
* Microform
 
Lower Level 1 (LL1) * Open study areas
* Mac Lab
* PC Labs 1 & 2
* Group study rooms (all-student access)
* Graduate-only study rooms
* Snack Lounge
* Adaptive Computing Rooms
* Classrooms
 
Floor 1 Mamdouha S. Bobst Gallery * Circulation & Reserves
* Reference & Research Services
* Library Privileges
* Computer Services

Mezzanine Open study areas Subject Specialist Librarians Core Texts Study Collection
Floor 2 Special Collections Center Special Collections Reading Room NYU Special Collections (appointment only)
Floor 3 Closed for renovation
Floor 4 * North Reading Room
* Dissertation Writers’ Rooms
* Graduate Collaborative Rooms
  * A: General Works
* B-BS: Ethics; Philosophy; Psychology; Religion
* CC-CT: Archaeology; Genealogy & Biography
* D-DS: History: Europe; History: Asia
* Oversize A-C
Floor 5 * Open study areas
* Dissertation Writers’ Rooms
* Research Commons
* Data Services
* Digital Studio
 
Floor 6 * Open study areas
* North Reading Room
* Dissertation Writers’ Rooms
* Graduate Collaborative Rooms
  * DT-DZ: History: Africa; History: Oceana
* E-FC: History: North & South America
* G-GN: Geography; Anthropology
* H-HA: General Social Sciences; Statistics
* Oversize D-HA
Floor 7 * Feldstein Immersion Room
* Collaborative Media Rooms
Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media * M: Music Scores
* ML: Music Books & Periodicals
* MT: Music Instruction & Study
Floor 8 * Open study areas
North Reading Room
* Graduate-only study rooms
  * HB-HD: Economics
* HF Commerce
* HG-HJ: Finance
* P-PZ: Philology; Linguistics; Classical Languages &
Literature; European Languages, Modern;
Romance Languages; Germanic Languages;
English; Slavic Languages & Literature;
Asian Languages & Literature; Literary Criticism;
Cinema; Theater; Journalism;
Literature: French, Spanish, Italian;
Literature: English; Literature: American
British Parliamentary Papers
Floor 9 * Open study areas
* Graduate-only study rooms
  * Reference Collection
* HM-HZ: Sociology; Family; Society
* J: Political Science; International Relations
* K: Law
* L-LG: Education
* N-NK: Arts & Architecture
* QA-QP: Mathmetics; Computer Science; Hard Sciences
* R: Medicine
* S: Agriculture
* T: Technology
* U: Military Science
* V: Naval Science
* Z: Bibliography; Library Science
Floor 10 Closed, staff only.  
Floor 11   Library Human Resources