SERVICES | Chart Your Course Through Finals

Miniture figurine standing on a map of Europe holding a suitcase with an air raised as if hailing a cab.NYU Libraries has great resources to get you to your destination this finals season. 

Check out the listings of what’s happening during finals at Bobst, Dibner and Abu Dhabi Libraries

Get Questions Answered Fast

Our Ask-a-Librarian service is available round the clock weekdays* to help with your last minute research questions.

Visit library.nyu.edu and chat with us!

*This service is staffed 24-hours a day Monday–Thursday. See the Libraries hours for Friday and weekend availability.


Study from dusk to dawn starting Monday, April 29

Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, we’re keeping all study floors open 24-hours at Bobst for NYU Students through May 21.

Need hours for other service points? Check out all the Libraries hours

Making more space

Finding a seat can be tough at the end of the semester so we’ve suspended our guest policy until May 22 to make more room for you!

Have a pick-me-up on us!

Cup of black coffee in white mug sitting on a yellow surface, photographed from above.

Join us for free coffee during the overnight hours at Bobst. Lower Level 1

May 14–20

Stretch & relax

Feeling stressed and scattered? Join us for a meditation and seated yoga mini-session. Learn some techniques to leave you feeling focused and ready to tackle the end of the semester.

Women in a seated yoga pose with hands in prayer position over her head.Sign up for a 30 min yoga and mini meditation session

Tues. 5/14 – 3:00 pm
Tues. 5/14 – 3:30 pm
Mon. 5/20 – 3:00pm
Mon. 5/20 – 3:30pm


Extended hours starting Friday, May 10

24-hour service starts on Friday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 21. No guests are allowed.


Extended weekend hours starting Thursday, May 9

Thurs., May 9: 8 am – 12 midnight
Fri., May 10: 10 am – 12 midnight

Thurs., May 16: 8 am – 12 midnight
Fri., May 17: 10 am – 2 am


EXHIBITION | 1923: Public Domain in the University Archive

The New York University Archives is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition.

1923: Public Domain in the University Archive

Graphic of public domain mark 1923

The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Reading Room, Bobst Library
Now – May 22, 2019
Free and open to the public* during reading room hours.

Prepared by ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, Jasmine Sykes-Kunk, with assistance from graduate student, Lingyu Wang, features materials from collections held at the New York University Archives.

To commemorate the first release of works into the public domain since 1998, this exhibition examines works in the collection that recently moved into the public domain and their relationship to the greater University community.

The exhibition features an interactive component and users are encouraged to share their “remixes” using the hashtag, #NYUpublicdomain.

To learn more about copyright laws check out the Copyright Research Guide created by NYU’s Scholarly Communication Librarian, April Hathcock. 

Plan Your Visit

This exhibition is open to the public during Reading Room hours.

*Non-NYU visitors, please go to the Library Privileges window in Bobst Lobby to get a visitor pass. The last passes are issued 30 minutes before the reading room closes. 

Bobst Library, 10th Floor
70 Washington Square South | New York | NY | 10012


New Databases: June 2019

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in June 2019.

  • The Airiti Library / 華藝數位 is a search platform combining the academic resources of both Taiwan and mainland China. NYU subscribes to both the Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS) / 台灣電子期刊庫 database and Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service (CETD). TEPS features full-text searchable content covering academic journal articles from Taiwan. CETD has theses and dissertations from major universities in the Asian region.
  • Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies is a digital platform offering systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world.
  • The Daily Mail Historical Archive has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. As well as providing access to the regular edition of this path-breaking newspaper, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
  • H&T (慧思拓) has developed a platform that aggregates various Chinese media sources such as newspapers, magazines, online news, blogs, forums, Weibo, WeChat, video, to allow for web search and trend analysis. It allows for opinion monitoring, crisis warning, media research, Internet word-of-mouth research and marketing effectiveness evaluation.
  • Primary Research Group publishes research reports, surveys, and benchmarking studies for businesses, colleges, libraries, law firms, hospitals, museums, and other institutions. Based on primary and secondary research, the benchmarking studies allow institutions to compare their budgets, managerial decisions, technology purchases, and strategic visions to those of their peers.

New Databases: May 2019

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in May 2019.

  • America in World War Two: Oral Histories and Personal Accounts includes the stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. This digital resource offers an insight into the personal experiences of those involved in the conflict, both on the United States home front and on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma and India.
  • The F.A. Davis PT Collection on AccessPhysiotherapy is the a comprehensive digital collection for educators and physical therapy students. The collection includes a wide range of cases designed to help physical therapy students learn in the context of real patients by applying the PT principles to real-life situations. Instead of simply fact memorization, students foster a better understanding of real-life scenarios and patient-therapist interaction. A robust library of videos from leaders in the PT field is designed to teach exercise and rehabilitation techniques, kinetics, and physical therapy interventions.
  • The Global Plants database features high-resolution type specimens. The collection also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs.
  • ImpactAlpha, including ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief, is a digital media company redefining business journalism around social and environmental value. ImpactAlpha’s open database, ImpactSpace, aka “CrunchBase for Impact,” includes profiles on impact ventures, funds and deals.
For access to ImpactAlpha:
-click on join group
-enter nyu.edu email / request magic link
-receive email verification
-open email and follow the link
-click Go to ImpactAlpha link in top left corner
  • Nag Hammadi Bibliography Online (NHBO) is a cross-searchable database of books, articles and reviews, which contribute to the study of Gnosticism and early Christianity. The main objective of the NHBO is facilitating the work and international collaboration of all scholars working in this field.
  • 全宋诗分析系统 (Quan Song shi fenxi xitong) is a fully searchable database of Song dynasty poetry comprising 72 volumes of roughly 9,000 poets published by Beijing Daxue chubanshe. Searching is possible across multiple fields, including full-text, rhymes, tones, schemes, etc. 
  • 全唐诗分析系统 (Quan Tang shi fenxi xitong) is a fully searchable database from Peking University of Tang dynasty poetry comprising poems by roughly 3,700 poets. Searching is possible across multiple fields, including full-text, rhymes, tones, schemes, etc.

New Databases: April 2019

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in April 2019.

  • American Fiction, 1774-1920 demonstrates the utility of having more than 18,000 works of fiction in one place, in a consistent format. Titles up until 1900 are sourced from Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography. Titles after 1900 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction and the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography.
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online is a digitized collection of manuscripts of British authors. It contains poems, plays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence, and other papers from major library collections, reproduced in facsimile and searchable via detailed descriptive information.
  • Chatham House Online Archive: The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes ‘behind the doors’ insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.
  • Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. As well as providing access to the regular edition of this path-breaking newspaper, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
  • Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is a full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books.
  • The Independent Digital Archive: The Independent is a UK daily national newspaper. Since its launch in 1986 it has been one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.
  • LearnTechLib (The Learning & Technology Library) is an online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on developments and applications in learning and technology.
  • Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950: Liberty flourished when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. This was an era of unique creativity and growing involvement in world affairs. Middle class America became much more interested in world events and their impact on everyday life in America. This digital collection provides a unique opportunity to view Liberty and how it charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle class America through its three most significant decades.
  • The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991: Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers: With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
  • Picture Post Historical Archive contains every issue of the pioneering photojournalism newspaper. High-principled yet entertaining, and featuring a whole stable of extraordinarily talented photographers, Picture Post (1938-1957) was read by an estimated 80% of the British population at its peak. It is an essential resource for studying international social and political issues of the day, and how they were brought into popular consciousness.
  • Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century offers researchers a diverse range of content including campaign materials, periodicals, propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera that allow researchers to explore a wide variety of fringe political movements in new and innovative ways.
  • Security Studies Collection helps scholars explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
  • 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, spans the years 1672 to 1737 and complements the titles and issues found in 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.
  • Smithsonian Collections Online: A result of Gale’s partnership to create searchable archives of the Smithsonian’s vast collections, this resource combines rare 19th and 20th century archival materials on topics such as the evolving modes of flight, World’s Fairs, and trade literature, with recent and backfile issues of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine. This comprehensive resource presents unique insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture.

EVENT | APRIL 19 – MAY 2 — CONCERT SERIES at the Avery Fisher Center


Feldstein Immersion Room
Avery Fisher Center, Bobst Library, 7th Floor


Friday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon, composer, performing his own recent electroacoustic music.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM*
Matthew Whiteside, Pauline Kim, and Marianne Gythfeldt

Performance by Matthew Whiteside (composer and electronics), with Pauline Kim (violin), and Marianne Gythfeldt (clarinet).

Music by Mattew Whiteside, Linda Buckley, Claude Vivier, Elizabeth Hoffman, Molly Joyce, Annie Gosfield, and Mikel Kuehn.

*Correction 4/18/19: In the original blog post on April 10, 2019 the event time was incorrectly published as 8:00 PM.

Friday April 26 at 8:00 PM
Daniel Zea with Ensemble Mise-En

Daniel Zea, composer and electronics, with Ensemble Mise-En; Moon Young Ha, director. Compositions by Daniel Zea.

Thursday, May 2* at 8:00 PM
Amnon Wolman

Three works of electroacoustic music, presented and sound-engineered by Michael Schumacher.

Compositions by Neil Leonard, Amnon Wolman, and Jim O’Rourke.

*Correction 4/18/19: In the original blog post on April 10, 2019 the event date was incorrectly originally published as “Saturday, May 5” and performer name was misspelled.

AVERY FISHER CENTER – Feldstein Immersion Room
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 7th Floor
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

EVENT | Mar. 27 through May 20 — Mindfulness Sessions at Bobst

Feeling stressed and scattered? Tight in your neck and shoulders? Learn some techniques to leave you feeling focused and ready to tackle the end of the semester.  

Join us for meditation and seated yoga mini-sessions


All sessions in Bobst Library Room 745
70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Monday, March 27 at 3:00 – Ellie

Tuesday, April 9 at 3:00 – Brian

Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 – Mistral

Tuesday, May 14 at 3:00 – Brian

Monday, May 20 at 3:00 – Ellie

Provided in partnership with MindfulNYU.