All NYU Washington DC students have access to the complete print collection (books and journals) of NYU's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. Students are also able to access all of the online resources (e-journals, databases, etc.) made available through library services through their NYUHome accounts.
Through the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), students may also access to the George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University libraries. Students also receive a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card, allowing them to access the holdings of the largest library on earth. Additionally, students have access to a wealth of archival and research materials at famed institutions such as the National Archives and Records Administration, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Smithsonian Institution.
Users of the Library's research areas, including Computer Catalog Centers, and Copyright Office public service areas are each required to have a Reader Identification Card issued by the Library. Cards are free and can be obtained by completing a registration process and presenting a valid driver's license, state-issued identification card, or passport.
Library of Congress registered readers may request materials from the Library’s general collections via the LC Online Catalog (catalog.loc.gov) using their individual "account numbers." Materials will be retrieved for use only in the Library's Main, Local History and Genealogy, Science and Business and Area Studies reading rooms. Students have access to this service and are encouraged to take full advantage of it.