Great libraries are essential to great universities. They support and empower scholarship and research innovation. NYU Libraries is an 11-library, 5.9 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.
NYU Libraries provides students and faculty with access to the world’s scholarship; its resources and services are central to the University community’s intellectual life. The system flagship is the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, which houses more than 4 million volumes, 235,000 serial titles, and over 40,000 linear feet of archives and provides access to thousands of electronic resources both on-site and to the global NYU community via the Internet. The Library receives 10,000 visits per day and circulates 304,000 items annually. Within Bobst are two special collections: 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, labor, and social protest movements. 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:
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