Dibner Library Project Shhh! Finalist Presentations on March 1

Last semester, we introduced Project Shhh!, a Dibner Library design competition open to all NYU students. Students were asked to propose innovative solutions to reduce noise and delineate study spaces in Dibner Library. Project Shhh! teams have been researching and collecting data to support their design concepts since October 2016. 

Three finalists will be presenting their results on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Tandon MakerSpace. Please join us for these presentations. 

Please RSVP to Mikolaj Wilk if you plan to attend. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Early Closure at Bobst Library for Violet Ball

The annual Violet Ball will take place in Bobst Library on Saturday, February 25th.  The Violet Ball is sponsored by the NYU Student Senators Council.

Bobst Library will be semi-closed, with Floors 1-10 closing early at 7 p.m. The Lower Levels will remain open for study as usual.
If you’re attending the Violet Ball, you’re in good company! NYU has a history of throwing a fabulous party. The Palisades Promenade (photographed here in 1932) was deemed “the elite social affair of the year.”

Or perhaps you’d have preferred the 1968 Student Dance, held that year at the University Heights campus! 

Photos courtesy of the NYU University Archives. Visit them on Facebook to stay up to date on their amazing resources and exhibitions! 

Alert: Adjusted Hours at Bobst Library for President’s Day

Please note, in observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 20th, hours at Bobst Library will be adjusted as follows:

    • Stacks and Lower Level study areas will be operating under regular hours.
    • Ask a Librarian services will be operating from 6 p.m. to midnight.
    • Library Privileges will be operating from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Circulation & Reserves, AFC, the Computer Center, and Microforms will be operating from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • All other services will be closed.




Service Update: Bobst Reopens 2/15

On Tuesday, February 14th, a power outage at Bobst Library disrupted many Libraries online services and caused the temporary closure of the library. Services affected include BobCat, Course Reserves, EZborrow, interlibrary loan, room reservation, and other online systems.

Bobst Library will reopen for regular hours at 7am on Wednesday, February 15th.

Library online systems will be gradually restored on Wednesday, February 15th.  As systems come online, we will update this blog.

Save Money on Course Materials

For the Spring 2017 semester, the Libraries has placed hundreds of titles on sale at the Bookstore on Course Reserve. So make sure to check BobCat’s Course Reserve tab before you buy, as we have hundreds of print and e-book titles readily available. It’s not hard to find materials on Course Reserve.

If you don’t see the material you need in Course Reserves, we might still have what you need. Simply search in the Books & More tab to see if the material is in our collection. And if you still can’t find what you need, search E-ZBorrow for books. You can request books from 50 nearby libraries for delivery within 4-6 days. All E-ZBorrow books have a 12 week loan period.

Need more help with Course Reserve materials or BobCat? Ask a Librarian!