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: 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.

EVENT | April 18 — VIOLET HOLDINGS: LGBTQ+ Highlights from the NYU Special Collections

Violet Holdings: LGBTQ+ Highlights from the NYU Special Collections 

An exhibition curated by Hugh Ryan

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 PM



Remarks at 6:30 by Hugh Ryan, author of When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History (St. Martin’s Press, 2019) and Marvin J. Taylor, Special Collections Curator for the Arts

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Graphic: NYU Stonewall 50 banner purple with rainbow stripes. Text: Look Back. Move forward. nyu.ed/stonewall50.



New Databases: March 2019

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

  • China and the Modern World is a series of digital archive collections sourced from libraries and archives across the world, including the Second Historical Archives of China and the British Library.
  • Global Environmental Justice Documentaries Collection is a database containing 25 documentaries selected by faculty at Whittier College, Yale, Brandeis and NYU. The subjects range from the hidden costs of fast fashion in Asia and forest preservation in Tibet to inner-city environmental issues in the US. Together these films promote understanding of the link between environmental issues and human rights and they support the search for solutions to complex global problems.
  • Manchuria Daily News Online: The English-language Manchuria Daily News (1908 – 1940), published in Dalian (Darien), presents Japan’s case for its presence in China. From 1932 the Manchuria Daily News promotes Japan’s newly founded vassal state Manchoukuo, as the showcase state for Japan’s cultural, political and technological leadership of Asia.Complemented here by Manchuria Magazine, Manchuria Month, Contemporary Manchuria and the Manchuria Information Bulletin, the Manchuria Daily News offers scholars of the modern history of Japan in China a multifaceted view of competing Japanese agendas in the China theatre.
  • Religions of America traces the history and unique character of religious movements that originated in or were re-shaped by the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection pays especially close attention to America’s unique role as a birthplace for new religious movements within the context of the nation’s origins as a home for religious dissenters.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Archive: The Library and Archive at Shakespeare’s Globe specialise in Shakespeare in performance. It consists of three main collections: the Performance Archive, the Institutional Archive and Collected Archives. The Performance Archive consists of documents that reveal the process of creating each production at the Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. It includes collections of prompt books, sheet music, show reports and photographs. The Institutional Archive consists of records, correspondence and minutes of the Shakespeare Globe Trust plus personal papers of key individuals. The Collected Archives are sets of material from individuals and organisations related to the Globe’s history such as the architectural material from Pentagram.


6:00-7:30 PM

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons 
• 20 Cooper Square • New York, NY 10003

The State of Media, Truth, and Democracy in 2019


How have misinformation campaigns on social media and elsewhere shaped our politics? How has the term been framed by all segments of the political spectrum since the 2016 campaign? 

This forum will examine the evolution of fake news, the science behind it, and how it could shape the 2020 election.

Kia Wright of WNYC/The Nation moderates a panel of renowned media experts 

  • Michelle GoldbergOp-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
  • Rick PerlsteinHistorian/Journalist, Author of Nixonland and Invisible Bridge
  • Jay Rosen — Media Critic, NYU Professor of Journalism


A FREDERIC EWEN CENTER FORUM | Sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Instituted and the Tamiment Collections