Library Resources & Archives at NYU
& in the New York City Area
All students at New York University can use the services available at the Elmer Holmes Bobst library, and other NYU and Consortium libraries listed in the catalogue (‘Bobcat’) on the library website.
* The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
* The Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts
The Institute of Fine Arts (Duke House)
1 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
* The Ettinghausen Library
(Near Eastern Reference Collection)
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Consortium and Affiliated Libraries
NYU faculty and students have access and borrowing privileges at these non-NYU libraries. Holdings for the Consortium libraries are listed in BobCat.
* Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
* Cooper Union Library
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
* The New School Library
Raymond Fogelman Social Sciences and Humanities Library
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
* New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park W.
New York, NY 10024
At Bobst, there are many specialist librarians and archivists who may be consulted by researchers for locating research materials:
See also the following library guides:
* East Asian Studies
* South Asian Studies
In addition, students can also access the collections of other major libraries in the New York area (see below).
Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
As at most major libraries, it is possible to request by ILL print and non-print material that is not in Bobst’s collection or if all copies of a particular title are loaned out, and none is also available at affiliated libraries such as those of New School or Cooper Union. Students may request up to 5 titles per day by ILL.
Requesting additions to Bobst’s collection:
Faculty and students may request additions to the library’s collection by filling out a form on the library’s website. If you choose to be contacted, the library informs you of its decision regarding the purchase, and also when the title is acquired by the library.
Other libraries in the New York area
NYU students can acquire reading privileges at the libraries of consortia schools—
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library’s main branch forms one of the largest research libraries in the world. NYPL’s non-circulating humanities and social sciences collections and special collections are housed on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Archives at NYU
The Fales Library and Special Collections
The Archives of Irish America
Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM), specializing in Caribbean Cultures
Archives beyond the Bobst Library
Guide to Archives beyond Bobst
New York Public Library: Archival Collections
New York City: Guide to Archives