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.
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!
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.
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: