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Great libraries are essential to great universities.  They support and empower scholarship and research innovation.  The NYU Libraries is a nine-library, 5.1 million-volume system that continually enhances its on-site and online services and resources for students and faculty and expands its research collections in all formats, from paper to electronic and multimedia. Navigate this page to learn more about all of NYU's libraries.

NYU Libraries

NYU Libraries provides students and faculty with access to the world’s scholarship and serves as a center for the University community’s intellectual life. The system flagship is the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library which houses more than 3.7 million volumes, 58,000 serial titles, and over 5.4 million microforms; and provides access to thousands of electronic resources both on-site and to the NYU community around the world via the Internet.  The Library is visited by more than 7,400 users per day, and circulates almost one million books annually.   Within Bobst are two special collections and archives:  the Fales Library, specializing in literature, food studies, and New York City avant-garde culture; and the Tamiment Library, internationally known and uniquely strong in the history of left politics and labor.  Bobst Library also contains the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media; specialized studios to assist with digital projects and data collection/statistical computing; the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department for the care of paper, audio, and visual material; and over 2,500 seats for study and computing.

More information about the resources and staff of the Library as well as a link to the catalog, BobCat, is available on the website:

Specialized Libraries

Interior of Bobst Library
Exterior of Bobst Library
Cieling view of Bobst Library
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