Postcolonial Studies at NYU



Library Resources & Archives at NYU
& in the New York City Area

The Libraries

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)
      Kevorkian Center
      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