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The Libraries’ goal is to provide access for all of our users, including those with permanent or temporary disabilities.

For specific requests, contact us by email at lib-accomodations@nyu.edu, or by phone:

  • Bobst Library: 212-998-2509
  • Dibner Library: 646-997-3535

Physically Accessibility

Bobst Library

There are no steps leading to the building’s entrance. For access to the Lower Levels (LL1 & LL2) and Floors 2 to 10 use the two elevators on the east side of the building. For access to Floors 11 and 12, use the elevator on the far west side.

Dibner Library

There are no steps leading to the building’s entrance.

The main entrance to the library is located on the 3rd floor. For wheelchair access to the 4th floor, visit the 3rd floor service desk and staff will assist you.

Wheelchair-Accessible (ADA Compliant) Restrooms

Bobst Library

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on Lower Levels 1 & 2 (LL1, LL2) and on the 5th floor of Bobst.

Dibner Library

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the ground floor of the Dibner building.

Adaptive Technology

The following hardware and software are available in Bobst Library:

  • Kurzweil 1000: reads books and other print materials aloud

  • CCTV: closed circuit enlargement of print materials

  • JAWS: allows users to listen to the contents of the computer’s screen

  • ZoomText: magnification and screen reading

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: allows users to dictate, rather than type

Regular, on-going users of the Adaptive Computing rooms should be registered with the University’s Moses Center for Students with Disabilities.

Help Retrieving Books and Other Materials

If you need assistance retrieving books and materials from our libraries contact:

Bobst Library

Lauren Kehoe at lib-accommodations@nyu.edu, or by phone at 212-998-2509 in advance of your library visit.

Dibner Library

Ana Torres at lib-accommodations@nyu.edu, or by phone at 646-997-3535 in advance of your library visit.