Alert: Second Floor of Bobst Library Closes for Renovation

On Tuesday, May 28th, the second floor of Bobst Library will be closed for renovation. Please use the elevators to access floors 3-10. There will be no stair or elevator access to the 2nd floor.

A New Center for Special Collections

Over the next two years, floors 2 and 3 of Bobst Library will be renovated to create a new center for Special Collections. The new space will include a Special Collections reading room, classrooms, and galleries. A redefined North Reading Room for students and researchers will double as event space.  Renovation work on floor 3 will take place in 2019-2020.

Photo: rendering of special collections renovated reading room space
Rendering of the new Special Collections reading room. Image used courtesy of CannonDesign.

Grad Students: Get Your Semester Started Right

Hello from NYU Libraries!

The fall semester is about to kick off, which means the Libraries will be offering our Graduate Student workshops! Come learn everything you need to know, from how to organize your bibliographies to how to track down those tricky citations to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, see our Graduate Student Services calendar.

And make sure to take advantage of the Libraries’ many wonderful offerings, such as our subject specialists and our Ask a Librarian reference service. We’re happy to help!

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— NYU Libraries Graduate Student Services

Tips and Tricks to Printing at NYU Libraries

For anyone who didn’t know, printing from any of NYU Libraries’ many locations is a simple process. We have extensive information on how to print, print rates, even poster printing at Bern Dibner!

Here are the essential points you should be aware of:

  • Black & white printing is $0.10/page.
  • Color printing is $0.75 per single-sided page and $1.50 per double-sided page.
  • You can add print funds to your card using a Value Transfer Station kiosk.
  • You can print from any of our computers, or download software to print from your laptop.

And if our locations are having a particularly busy day, you can print from any NYU Print Service-enabled location on campus! Our friends at HashtagNYU have created this handy Foursquare guide to printing around NYU. So get out there and start printing!

Tired of Carrying Books Around? Rent a Locker!

We know how tiring it can be to carry around stacks and stacks of books (we are librarians, after all). So why not rent a locker in Bobst? Bobst Library offers rental lockers to users currently enrolled at NYU. These lockers are extremely useful, and we are happy to help you arrange for a rental.

And if you’re an eligible doctoral student currently, we have Mobys (mobile storage cabinets) available as well as lockers as part of our Dissertation Writers’ Rooms.

Find more information on Bobst’s locker rentals, and then head on down to the Library Privileges window on Floor 1 of Bobst Library and get yourself set up!

Coming Soon: A New Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media

Why is the 7th floor in Bobst Library closed? Because it is being transformed as the latest addition to the Research Commons (currently encompassing floors 4, 5 and 6), and featuring a beautiful new Avery Fisher Center (AFC). While the existing, 2nd-floor AFC supports the full spectrum of analog and digital formats, the new one will be even more versatile, with a range of user-centric facilities including media-ready carrels, collaborative rooms, and a seminar room for group screenings. With a design based on up-to-the-minute advances in audio and video playback, the AFC will even have an “immersion room” to experience multi-screen video work and contemporary music composed for multi-channel, surround-sound systems. Doors open for the spring 2017 semester. Find more info on the renovation here, and visit the AFC’s homepage here.

Here are some architectural renderings to give you an idea of what the new AFC will look like:

NYU Library’s Concert Series Resumes on Friday, March 25th!

Hey music lovers! The NYU Library’s series of Friday afternoon concerts will resume on Friday, March 25th with a performance by Quartet Dō.

The program will feature four works:

  • Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin, Op. 31 No. 2, by Paul Hindemith (1924)
  • Limestone and Felt, by Caroline Shaw (2012)
  • Red Violin Caprices, by John Corigliano (1999)
  • String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima,” by Philip Glass (1985)

The members of Quartet Dō are Cindy Chen (1st violin), Aimée Niemann (2nd violin), Alex Wong (viola), and Aya Terki (cello).

Date: Friday, March 25, 5:00pm

Location: Bobst Library Atrium Gallery, 70 Washington Square South, First Floor

Admission: Free

The rest of our concert series is still developing, so keep an eye out for future announcements. Here is a partial schedule of upcoming concerts:

  • April 1: Teares of the Muses Ensemble (Seventeenth-Century Music for Voices and Viols)
  • April 15: TBA
  • April 22: TBA
  • April 29: Ensemble Mise-En (Music of Edison Denisov)
  • May 6: TBA