Avery Fisher Center Closure and Move

The Avery Fisher Center will be moving into its new space on the 7th Floor of Bobst Library in January, 2017. We will therefore be closed for approximately one month, from Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 22nd. During this period, we will be using an adjusted loan schedule as follows:

Faculty borrowers: 12/16 through 12/23 DVDs and CDs checked out during this
week will be due on Monday, January 23. 
Upon request, the limit of five items
at a time can be waived.
Student borrowers: 12/23 All loans from the AFC are due.
 All borrowers: 12/24 through 1/22 No new checkouts possible. No
off-site deliveries or pickups. 
No video booking pickup.
All borrowers 1/23 Resume normal AFC loan schedule. 
Resume off-site deliveries and pickups. 
Resume video booking pickup.

Music books and scores now located in the north reading room and the west stacks of the 2nd floor will also be moving in January to the 7th floor. This will be done in phases, and during the move itself, those books and scores will generally be accessible—either in their present location or in a temporary staging area—and available for checkout.

For video loans to faculty, we recommend advance reservations for pickup via our web form

Please note, reservation pickups will not be possible between December 24th and January 22nd.

For audio CDs, a large number of them are being relocated in the coming months to our offsite depository. Please use BobCat to request any CD with an off site location. Faculty who require more than five CDs at a time (the limit for requests in BobCat) may inquire at the service desk or call (212) 998-2585 and ask for a full-time staff member to assist you.

Holiday Closures & Hours at NYU Libraries

Bobst Library

Bobst Library will be closing early on December 23rd, with different sections of the library closing as follows:

  • Stacks and Lower Levels close at 12 p.m.
  • Circulation, Reserves, Microforms, and Computer Center close at 6 p.m.
  • Avery Fisher Center closes at 5:30 p.m.
  • Reference, the Digital Studio, Government Documents, Tamiment & Wagner, Data Services, and the University Archives close at 4 p.m.
  • Library privileges closes at 5 p.m.
  • Fales closes at 12 p.m.

The library will be open December 27th through December 29th.

The library will be closed from December 24th through December 26th, December 30th through December 31st, and from January 1st through January 2nd, reopening on January 3rd. During that time, books may be returned to the book drops just inside Bobst’s front doors.

Dibner Library

Dibner Library will close at 6 p.m. on December 23rd, and remain closed from December 24th through January 3rd. Dibner Library will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9 a.m.

Brause Library

Brause Library will close at 5 p.m. on December 23rd, and remain closed through January 3rd. The library will reopen on January 4th, and J session hours will begin (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Extended Hours at NYU Libraries During Final Exams

As we move into NYU’s final exam period, certain libraries have different hours. Bobst, Bern Dibner and Brause Libraries will be open according to the following schedules.

Bobst Library

Bobst’s stacks will be open for study 24 hours every day from through December 22nd. The Library will close at 12 a.m. on December 23rd.

Bern Dibner Library

December 15th through December 16th: open 24 hours, closing at 12 a.m. (midnight) on 12/16.

December 17th:  8 a.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight).

December 18th through December 22nd: open 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m. on 12/18.

Bern Dibner will close at 6 p.m. Friday, December 23rd.

Brause Library

Brause Library will be operating on regular hours from December 19th through December 23rd: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays.  

Make Sure You Request E-ZBorrow Books Before Winter Recess!

 E-ZBorrow books will not be delivered during Winter Recess, from December 24rd to January 4th,  and due to our partner Libraries holiday breaks, deliveries may be delayed once school resumes.  To guarantee delivery of any books you need before the break,  please request your books  by Monday, December 12th.

What is E-ZBorrow?

E-ZBorrow is a service that allows NYU users to search the combined catalogs of more than 50 research and academic libraries, and request books not available at NYU. E-ZBorrow is the fastest way to get a book not available from NYU Libraries.

NYU students, faculty and staff at New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai may use E-ZBorrow.

This service is for hard copy book titles only. For all other formats, utilize our Interlibrary Loan service. 

How do I request a book from E-ZBorrow?

Requesting books from E-ZBorrow is an easy process.  Search the E-Z catalog to find out if your book is available and to place your request.  

E-ZBorrow books are available to library users for 12 weeks, and cannot be renewed.

If you experience any difficulties, you can reach out to our Access, Delivery & Resource Sharing team. 

How else can I access books? 

If you need to access different books and materials, you can search BobCat, our library catalog. If you are looking for e-books, you can search via SUMMON or BobCat.   

Find more information on E-ZBorrow in our FAQs.


Place Materials on Course Reserve, Save Your Students Money!

Getting ready to teach this spring? NYU Libraries can place books, DVDs, and personal materials on reserve for your course or link to library e-resources. This enables your students to save money on course materials, and get access to the information they need. Submit your reserve request now for the Spring semester

What are Course Reserve materials?

Course Reserve materials are items that instructors have requested the library to place on reserve for their students. In order to facilitate sharing of high-use materials, loan periods are generally shorter (2 hours to 3 days, depending on material type).

How can faculty place materials on reserve? 

Required course-related materials can be placed on reserve by the Libraries staff. Course Reserves materials include print items (available at BobstDibnerCourant, and Brause Libraries), as well as audio and video items, and music books and scores (available at the Avery Fisher Center (AFC)).

Placing Course Reserve requests is an easy process, so make yours now!

Find more details on Course Reserves in our FAQs.