FACTBOOK FOR
PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION

12th Edition
Updated May 3, 2004


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ACCESS OFFICE

Library Privileges Office.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

ALUMNI

Consult Library Privileges Office, (212) 998-2554 for details regarding alumni access to Bobst. Current members of the NYU Alumni Association are entitled to three free visits to Bobst Library. After that, they may join Friends of Bobst Library. No ILL, but Metro Card Referrals are okay. See also NYU Alumni home page.

ANNUAL REPORTS

Ref6 holds a historical collection of corporate annual reports for NYSE and ASE companies in microfiche format. This collection consists primarily of U.S. companies, from the 1970’s to the late-1990’s. Current annual reports covering all stock exchanges and international companies are available online via the Thomson Research service. Refer patrons to Ref6 when inquiring about company information.

APPLETON CENTURY CROFT

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

ARCHITECTS (of Bobst Library)

Architects: Philip C. Johnson and Richard Foster. Other works at NYU: Tisch Hall, Meyer Hall of Physics (exterior only), and Kevorkian Center. Other works outside of NYU: New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair (New York), and the Kline Biology Tower at Yale. Johnson also designed the annex to the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art Annex and Sculpture Garden, and assisted Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the design of the Seagram Building. With John Burgee, Johnson designed the IDS Tower in Minneapolis. Foster also designed the Beth Torah Synagogue in Brooklyn and the Library at American University.

Atrium.
Bobst Libary Construction.

ARCHIVES

New York University Archives.
Fales Library.
Special Collections.
Harburg Archives.
Shubert Archives.
Verdi Institute Archives.
Tamiment-Wagner Archives.

Consult the library hours web page for Bobst Library locations & hours, “Special Collections” for information about other archives, papers, and collections in Fales Library and/or in closed stacks.

Bobst Library Collections page.

ART LIBRARY

Institute of Fine Arts.

NELSON F. ATKINS AMERICAN LITERATURE COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

ATM

Closest is at Citibank, 555 La Guardia Place (behind the library, near the post office).

ATRIUM

100 by 100 feet, 150 feet high (12 stories). Gray, black, and white marble floor, said to be patterned after the pavement in the forecourt of Andrea Palladio’s 16th century church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. Ceiling of acrylic tile over fluorescent lights.

Architects (of Bobst Library).
Bobst Library Construction.

AVANT-GARDE COLLECTION & PERIODICALS

See file “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

AVERY FISHER CENTER FOR MUSIC AND MEDIA (AFC) ⇒ IB9/10

The AFC for Music and Media (212) 998-2585, 2nd floor, opened on May 20, 1986. It is a resource and service facility, not a production facility. (Check with AFC staff for any access restrictions for non-NYU ID-holders.) It incorporates an audio listening area, a video viewing area, and a multimedia viewing area. Four group meeting rooms are available for sessions requiring audiovisual equipment. Videos circulate to faculty and staff only.

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BAIRD HUGENOT COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

BECKETT, SAMUEL - AUDIO VISUAL ARCHIVES

In-house collection of videocassette tapes including documentary material on the life of Beckett and filmed productions of selected Beckett works. The tapes are a gift of Tom Bishop and are held at Avery Fisher Center.

BEROL COLLECTION

Lewis Carroll Collection.

BLOOMBERG DATABASE

For Current and historical data on equities, bonds, earnings estimates, analysis, etc. Located in Ref6, Standalone Terminal VI.

BOBCAT ⇒ BB1, BB3, BB6, etc.

BobCat (an abbreviation of “Bobst Catalog”) is NYU’s online catalog; it is also the name of NYU’s mascot—the catalog came first. There is a telnet version of BobCat and a Web version. The telnet version is only accessible from staff terminals and a few “dumb” terminals throughout the library; telnet is not available on all other public computers in Bobst. The Web version is accessible from all networked computers in the library, of which there are large numbers in Ref 1, 6, and 9, and on the A & B Levels (Ref1 has PC’ & Macintosh computers). Remote access is available from any computer with an Internet connection and Web browser. BobCat lists all of the holdings in Bobst Library, Courant, IFA, Kevorkian Institute, La Pietra, Real Estate Institute, the NY Historical Society, NY School of Interior Design, Cooper Union, New School, Mannes College of Music, and Parsons School of Design. BobCat also lists all serials currently received. See BobCat Bulletins (blue) for more detailed information and basic directions.

The Medical & Dental School Libraries, the Law School Library, and the Levy Library of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine have separate library catalogs; therefore, their catalogs can be accessed from the following links:

Julius (Law Library online catalog)
MedCat (Medical & Dental Libraries online catalog)
Mt. Sinai Levy Library

BOBCAT’S DEN

The only place in Bobst where food and drink are officially allowed. Located just inside main entrance of Bobst (but prior to entering library itself), BobCat’s Den has space to sit and eat, as well as vending machines for soda, coffee, candy. It is open to NYU students, staff, and faculty only. Opened in December 1988.
Eating/Drinking.

BOBCAT PROBLEMS

System and terminal problems should be reported to the Library Client Services Help Desk at (212) 992-9020. Cataloging problems (such as lack of call number/holdings or duplicate records/call numbers) should be reported to Susan Hayes: print the screen, note the problem, and send to Susan on B-level. If the call number is missing from the record, select MARC and go FORWARD until you reach tag 852, where the Bobst call number is usually found. If for some reason there is no 852, check the 050 or 090 fields (for LC call numbers) or 082 or 092 or 099 (for Dewey call numbers). Patrons having queries about any BobCat record should send e-mail to Susan (susan.hayes@nyu.edu).

BOBST, ELMER HOLMES

The “o” in Bobst is pronounced as the “o” in tote (that is, long “O”). Mr. Bobst was born in Pennsylvania in 1884, son of a Lutheran minister; at the age of 18 he began his career as drugstore clerk at $3 per week. Studied pharmacy and law at home, was hired as a salesman by Hoffman-La Roche, rose to Director and Chief Officer, retired in 1944. President of Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. 1945-67. Bobst contributed $11 million (of total cost of $27 million) as his way “of paying back libraries for all that they have given me.” The bust in the atrium is by James Rosati (1912-1988). More information can be found in Bobst: The Autobiography of a Pharmaceutical Pioneer at HD9666.95.B6.A3. There is also a file about Elmer Bobst at Ref1.

BOBST FOUNDATION

Contact Information: Jennifer Sanction, Director of Development (212) 998-6909.

BOBST LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION

Construction began in December 1967 and was completed in 1973. Seats about 3,000. The exterior walls are faced with Long Meadow Sandstone. See “Bobst Building Historical Information” file at Ref1 Desk, for articles and brochures from past years.
Architects.
Atrium.
Bobst, Elmer Holmes.

BOBST, MAMDOUHA AS-SAYID

The widow of Elmer Holmes Bobst is a Lebanese social scientist and honorary curator of Bobst Library. More info. on Mrs. Bobst can be found in the Mamdouha Bobst Gallery on the west side of the atrium. Phone messages for Mrs. Bobst can be routed to 12th Floor Administration (212) 998-2345.
Mamdouha Bobst Gallery.

BOOK PURCHASE RECOMMENDATIONS

If patrons wish to recommend the purchase of a particular title, refer them to the Library Recommendation Form or the Suggestion Box, located at the Info Desk.

BOOK SALES

Monthly book sales are held on the B-Level. Usually first Thursday of month. For NYU community members only (must show NYU ID). Proceeds benefit the Bobst Book Endowment Fund.

BOOKSTORES

See also Student’s Guide at Ref1 Desk

BOOK TALKS

See the online NYU Libraries Calendar of Events or contact Andrew Lee (for Tamiment) at x82633 or Mike Kelly (for Fales) at x92598.

BRITISH LIBRARY CATALOG (BLC)

To 1975; can be found in Bibliography Room. See ■ Catalogs For Non-NYU Libraries.

BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS ⇒ RG20

These papers (including Journals, Debates, and Sessional Papers) are located in book and in microform in different parts of the library. Refer patrons to RG20 for a guide to our holdings, indexes to those holdings, and their locations. Resident experts in Ref1: George Thompson, Jennifer Schwartz.

CECILY BROWNSTONE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN COOKERY

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

BUILDING PROBLEMS

Call Building Services Office at x53201 during regular office hours or weekdays. Evenings and weekends call Security Office 998-1313 (main floor in library).

BULLETIN BOARDS

If people ask to post things, they should contact Library Privileges.

BUSINESS/DOCUMENTS REFERENCE CENTER (Ref6) 998-2600

The Business/Documents Center, located on the 6th floor of Bobst Library, provides reference service in U.S. and International business, and serves as depository sites for U.S. and U.N. Documents. It functions purely as a reference floor with no circulating titles housed here.

UN Documents
US Government Documents.

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CALCULATOR

Kept in the drawer at Ref1. Patrons can borrow it, but must leave their ID at the desk. Also available as an application on the Ref1 iMacs.

CALL NUMBERS ⇒ IB26

Bobst Library uses the Library of Congress call number classification system to organize fields of knowledge. An outline of this system is available “under glass” at the Info Desk and Ref1. The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are available in a set of big red books at the Info Desk and in Ref1, Ref6, Ref9, and AFC. In general, call numbers increase as you go counter-clockwise around the atrium on each floor, and as you go higher in the building.

CAMERA STAND

In Conservation Department.

CAMPUS MEDIA SERVICES 998-2655

Media Services, Campus.

CAMPUS TELEPHONE

Telephones.

CARD CATALOG (or Public Catalog)

Was retired in 2002. All info is now in BobCat. Anyone with further questions about the old catalog can contact the Head of Technical Services, Arno Kastner (x82497).

CARD CENTER, NYU

To get an NYU ID or if there are problems with a card (lost, stolen, unreadable, etc.), go to NYU Card Services, 7 East 12th Street, 1st floor x84888 or (212) 443-2273.

CARRELS

Lockers.
Studies.

CAS (College of Arts & Science)

General undergraduate college, NYU. Dean’s office, Silver Building, Room 910, x88100.

CATALOGS FOR NON-NYU LIBRARIES

Many libraries’ current catalogs can be searched online, either directly or via national catalogs like RLG Union Catalog or OCLC WorldCat (See ■ Other Library Catalogs for links). For a checklist of published METRO library catalogs, see the Library Catalogs binder at Ref1 Desk. Other libraries’ catalogs that are available at Bobst are annotated with their call number. Some often asked for are…

(Special Collections Catalogs are found in Ref1 and Bibliography Room in their subject areas.)

CHANGE FOR BILLS

If the patron needs to break a bill, refer them to Circulation.

CIRCULATION

Located on the main floor of Bobst Library, 998-2530. NYU student, faculty (and family members thereof), staff (and family members thereof), and administration (and family members thereof) photo ID card holders; Consortium student and faculty photo ID card holders; and Friends of Bobst Library with current borrower card may use Bobst’s Circulation Services. The following services are available: barcode issuance; book check-out/renewal/return; recall/hold requests; fine payments; search requests (Quick Search); day-shelf usage; and ILL book pick-up. Faculty, Administration, Additional Borrowers, and Graduate Teaching Assistants may inquire about special services. For Circulation hours, see the library hours web page.

Renewal Service.
Recall Services.
Quick Search.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Call Numbers.
Bobst Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.

CLASSROOMS

Seminar Rooms.
Course Schedules.

CLOSED STACKS

Items identified in BobCat as “ClosedStack” (mainly the script collection) can be found in Reserves on the A-level.

COLLECTION SIZE

2002 size of Bobst Collection: approximately 3.5 million books, 20,000 periodicals, 3.3 million microform units, and over 7,000 e-journals. More information on all NYU libraries (collection size, staff size, etc.) is available on an annual sheet of summary data. See the “Basic Information” file at the Info Desk.

COLLEGE CATALOGS

Patrons can obtain or find out where to obtain copies of current NYU catalogs from the University Information Center, x84636, located in Shimkin Hall, main floor, 50 West 4th Street (next door to Bobst Library). Copies for library use only are kept behind the desk at Ref1. Copies of NYU catalogs for past years are in the University Archives, 10th floor. Copies of catalogs for other universities (both domestic and foreign) can be found at CollegeSource Online.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Current NYU students, faculty and staff can obtain reading privileges at participating Columbia University Libraries by presenting valid NYU ID at Columbia’s Library Information Office (212) 854-2271; see their Hours web page for hours. Exceptions: certain Columbia libraries (Avery Architectural and Fine Arts, Health Sciences, and Law) limit reciprocal reading privileges to certain NYU community members. Patrons not eligible can receive Metro card referral (from reference) for uniquely held items. Check Columbia’s online catalog (CLIO) before referring patrons.
Access to Columbia University Libraries by New York University.

COMPUTERS IN BOBST

There are a number of computer resources in Bobst:

  1. World Wide Web Access: Access to the Web for research purposes is available from computers throughout the building, with large numbers of computers in Ref 1, 6, and 9, and on the A & B levels.
  2. Dedicated BobCat Terminals: These are being phased out, but a few are left throughout the building, particularly in the stacks and on the A level to check for reserve materials.
  3. Laptops: Win2K and Macintosh laptop computers, equipped with both word-processing and Internet capabilities, can be checked out for three hours (for free) from the ERC. This service is only for NYU students, staff, and faculty. Laptops must be used in designated laptop carrels (marked in red) at the locations noted in IB23. If students wish to use their own laptops in the library, they need to register them first with the ITS office at 10 Astor Place in order to access the NYU databases. See IB23 for more details. Users can also use the online form located at http://www.nyu.edu/its/accounts/online/roaming.html if they know their Ethernet card’s address (the MAC address, a unique, twelve-digit hexadecimal number, sometimes express as pairs of digits separated by colons).
  4. Desktops with Word-Processing (and other) Software: The ERC Center on the B-level (see IB 17) has PC’s, Macintoshes, and laser printers available for NYU student, staff, and faculty use. Staff provide manuals for self-instruction and will provide troubleshooting assistance (see ERC). There are also many computers (“Home Stations”) on the B-level that have Internet connections, but cannot print. For other campus computer locations outside the library, see Computer Labs.
  5. Email: Patrons should be discouraged from accessing their email on the reference-area computers. They should be directed to the B-level (non-ERC) computers for emailing, or they can check out a laptop.

Wireless Network Access.
ITS.

COMPUTER LABS

Macs and PC’s, with laser printers, DVD-ROM’s, and a variety of software are available at the following locations (see the ITS & Affiliated Computer Labs page for further information):

NYU Computer Labs.
ERC.

CONFERENCE ROOMS

Seminar Rooms.

CONSORTIUM LIBRARIES

Research Library Association of South Manhattan.

DENNIS COOPER PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

COPY CARDS & COPY CARD VENDING MACHINES (now called Value Transfer Stations)

Copy cards may be used for photocopying, networked printing, and microfom printing. Value Transfer Stations that sell and add value to copy cards and to NYUCards are located on 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, A level and in the relocated Current Periodicals area on the 3rd floor. They should accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.
Photocopying.
Printing.

COURANT INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY

A highly specialized research collection of over 66,000 volumes in mathematics, computer science, and physics. BobCat Location code “Courant.” See the library hours web page for info on hours and phone number.

COURSE EVALUATIONS BY STUDENTS

Copies of student course evaluations for courses in the college are available online.

COURSE LISTING

The Spring 2004 Course Listing is now available online. The course listings are sorted by day, then by room and time. Click the links below to show the appropriate day.

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DISABLED STUDENT ASSISTANCE

Disabilities Services FAQ.

For full information contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (212) 998-4980. For library service matters, students may leave messages and pick up material at the Ref1 desk. The disabled students’ assistant (212) 998-2508 has a drawer at the extreme west end of the Ref1 desk, with work schedule posted each semester, where requests for materials may be left and picked up. Most equipment to assist disabled students is held in a room adjacent to the ERC on B-Level (212) 998-2460. Exception: the TDD equipment can be obtained from Library security. The librarian for Disabled Student Services is Tom McNulty (212) 998-2519.
Enlarging Machines.
Kurzweil Reading Machine.

DISSERTATIONS ⇒ RG9

See RG9 for full information on finding or acquiring dissertations at NYU and at other universities. Dissertation Abstracts can be accessed online. Dissertations from other universities can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan; check with reference or ILL staff. Individuals may also purchase copies of most United States dissertations directly through Dissertation Abstracts.
New York University Dissertations.

E. L. DOCTOROW PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

DOWNTOWN COLLECTION

Special Collections.

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EATING/DRINKING

There is no eating or drinking in the library at all. Food and drink cannot be brought into the library. Nearest food sources: BobCat’s Den, just inside main entrance of Bobst (but prior to entering library itself), has space to sit and eat, as well as vending machines for soda, coffee, candy; the Marketplace on the third floor of the Kimmel Center, which has a terrace on the third floor and solarium on the fourth floor (accessable from the third floor); the Violet, an NYU-run restaurant and coffee bar across the street from Bobst opened in late ’87; and the Campus Eatery, located at West 4th and Greene Streets, across from Stern. There are also several delis and small restaurants on nearby streets.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES CENTER (ERC) ⇒ IB17

Formerly the Microcomputer Center. Located on B-level, the center has PC’s and Macintosh computers equipped with software applications including word-processing, spreadsheet, database management, graphics, etc. The ERC also circulates laptop computers for use in the library (see IB23). These services are only available to current NYU students, staff, and faculty. Print jobs sent from workstations in Bobst can be picked up in the ERC, Ref6, or Ref9.
Computers.

ELECTRONIC TEXT CENTER (ETC)

Studio.

EMAIL

Patrons should be discouraged from accessing their email on the reference Web terminals. They should be directed to the B-level (non-ERC) terminals for emailing, or they can check out a laptop. See also Computers.

EMERGENCIES

Bobst Security Office (212) 998-1313, at west side of main building entrance. Memo regarding emergencies such as snowstorms, illness, and violence is in the Info Desk under "Emergency" and at the Ref1 Desk.

University Protection can be reached at (212) 998-2222.

ENGINEERING SCHOOL DISSERTATIONS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS

Technical Reports and Dissertations written for the NYU School of Engineering (now defunct) were given to the library of Polytechnic University (formerly Polytechnic Institute of N.Y.), 333 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (718) 643-8690. Polytech will accept Metro passes.

ENLARGING MACHINES ⇒ IB15

Several kinds of enlarging machines and systems for visually impaired readers are available in the ERC and in Ref1.
Disabled Student Assistance.

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE LIBRARY

Sterling Forest, Long Meadow Road, Tuxedo, New York 10987 (914) 351-4232. Library collection is cataloged in MedCat (q.v.).

ERC

Electronic Resources Center.

E-RESERVES (FAQ)

Here are answers to some common questions about E-reserves (electronic reserves):

How can I connect to E-reserves?
On the Library’s Reserves page, click the Find electronic reserves link.
What’s the E-reserves password for my class?
Each instructor creates passwords and distributes them to students. Contact your instructor for the password.
Why can I get into the main E-reserves page for my class, but I can’t get to the (journal) articles on reserve?
If you are accessing the E-reserves page from off-campus, you must set up your web browser’s proxy information. That way, the electronic texts and databases can recognize you as an authorized user. You can look at the Library’s Help page for general information or go directly to the ITS NYU-NET Proxy information page to see how you should set up your browser. You can also call Client Services at (212) 998-3333 for further assistance.

Reserves.

ETTINGHAUSEN LIBRARY

Kevorkian Center.

EVALUATIONS

Course Evaluations by Students.

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FALES LIBRARY ⇒ IB21

A partial checklist for the Fales Library is behind the desk in Ref1. Consult the library hours web page for hours. Marvin Taylor (Curator of Fales Library) can be reached at (212) 998-2596; Mike Kelly (Assistant Curator) can be reached at (212) 998-2598; Ann Butler (Archivist) can be reached at (212) 2521. See file marked “Special Collections” in Information Desk drawer for list of guidelines for Fales use, and details on holdings. Fales has some books, archives and other special materials not noted in the checklist or cataloged in BobCat. You can also visit the Fales website for more information.

FASHION MODA ARCHIVE

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

FAX MACHINES

None available for public use at Bobst. Refer patrons to Unique Copy Center Inc., 252 Greene Street (212) 420-9198.

FILM & VIDEO LIBRARY OF SEHNAP

This collection of education related films and videos no longer exists at NYU. Most of it was given to the Penn State University Film and Videotape Library (800) 826-0132, which runs a rental service to educational institutions.

FILM PROJECTOR

The AFC still has two film projectors for 35mm film.

FOOD STUDIES COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS

A complete list of currently received foreign language newspapers appears in a clear plastic binder in the file labeled "Newspapers" at the Info. Desk and the Ref1 Desk. Current issues of most such serials will be available on A-Level. They can be searched by title in BobCat.

RICHARD FOREMAN PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

FRIENDS OF BOBST LIBRARY

Friends of Bobst Library web page.

In 1984, Bobst Library established the Friends of Bobst Library Program, through which people can gain access to Bobst by making an annual contribution. Users may either join the Friends group in person at the Library Privileges Office or by mail. They can get a Readers Card or Borrowers Card. There are special rates for NYU alumni and residents in Community Boards 1 & 2.

FROST LIBRARY (Robert Frost)

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

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GBA

No longer used. See Graduate Business Administration Library, which is now defunct.

GEAC

A proper name (Geac, not GEAC). Vendor of our Integrated Library System (ILS). The ILS includes web OPAC (BobCat Plus), circulation, acquisitions, serials, and reserves modules. Geac is Canada’s largest software producer, with offices in 55 countries worldwide.

GIFTS

Giving to the Library.
Prospective donors and other questions about gifts of books can also be referred to Daisuke Nakamura, x82559.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

U.S. Government Documents.
United Nations Collection.

GRADUATE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY (GBA)

Business/Documents Reference.
This collection was renamed the Stern School of Business Library around 1990, and was integrated into Bobst in the Summer of 1992. Formerly located at 19 Rector Street.

GREY FINE ARTS LIBRARY

This is the library for the Fine Arts Department, and is not a formal part of the NYU library system. The collection is not cataloged in BobCat and is non-circulating, open only to NYU students in the department, and open to all NYU faculty by appointment only. Librarian: Thomai Serdari (212) 998-8178 Hours: Monday–Friday, 9–9; Saturday, 10–5.

(Not to be confused with the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center.)

GROUP STUDY ROOMS

Students requesting a place where they can study as a group can be directed to any of the Seminar rooms not being used for a class at that time, or to BobCat’s Den. There are also a few group study rooms in Ref 6.
Seminar Rooms.

GSAS (Graduate School of Arts & Science)

Dean, 6 Washington Sq. No., Rm.111A (212) 998-8040.

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HARBURG ARCHIVES

This collection was temporarily housed in Bobst, pending disposition of it by the heirs of this estate. The collection was removed some years ago.

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE LIBRARY

Located at West 4th Street and Mercer (212) 824-2258, the HUC Library is affiliated with NYU, but is not a member of Consortium or Metro. Currently enrolled NYU students with valid ID may take out books there and vice-versa. No ILL requests. Hours (summer, fall, spring): 9–5 Monday–Thursday; 9–3 Friday.

RICHARD HELL PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

HEWITT COLLECTION

Part of Near East Materials. See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

HOUSING

There are three different offices that deal with housing:

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IBM ARCHIVES

Refer patrons to Marvin Taylor in Fales (998-2596).

ID CARDS, NYU

Card Center, NYU.

“IN PROCESSING”

For items that BobCat shows having this status, a request can be made at Circulation to rush process the item.

INFORMATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY

Call (212) 998-INFO (i.e., (212) 998-4636), ground floor of Shimkin Hall, 50 West 4th Street, next door to Bobst. This center provides general campus information about NYU, gives directions, info. about alumni, trolley, admissions. Semester Hours: Monday –Friday 8:30–8; Saturday & Sun. 10–4. Call for Summer and Intersession hours. Usually closed on University holidays.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)

Used to be called “Academic Computing Facility” (ACF). ITS is NYU’s central organization for technology-based services for faculty, students, and staff. NYU students in degree or diploma programs, faculty and staff can use ITS computer labs at no charge. (See also Computer Labs.) For information on how to obtain an ITS account for Internet and email access, call (212) 998-3333, or go to http://start.nyu.edu/ to activate your NYU-Internet Account.
Computer Labs.
Remote Access.
NYUHome.

INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS LIBRARY (IFA)

One East 78th Street, (212) 772-5825. See the IFA web page for hours. A closed-stack library open primarily for IFA graduate students and faculty, but all regular NYU ID’s will be honored during regular business hours for items not available in other NYU libraries. Call ahead. Recommended alternative libraries: NYPL (including the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center) and the Frick Museum library.
Library Access.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) ⇒ IB5

ILL enables eligible NYU and Consortium faculty, graduate students & staff to borrow materials that are unavailable in the NYU or affiliated libraries. (ILL is normally not available to undergraduates; however, for those involved in long term research projects, ILL will make an exception.) Refer patrons to the ILL web page. Refer special problems or inquiries about loans already initiated to ILL, Room 123 (212) 998-2511.

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JACK BRAUSE LIBRARY

Real Estate Institute (REI) Library.

JSTOR PRINTING & SAVING

See IB24 for specific instructions. On PC’s, use the print & save icons on the Adobe toolbar; on the iMacs, use the Print command in the menu above the scroll bar (there is no saving PDF files on the Mac).

JUDAICA-HEBRAICA-KAPLAN COLLECTION

See File under “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH ARCHIVE

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

JULIUS

Online catalog for the Law Library, accessible at http://julius.law.nyu.edu.

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KAPP CERVANTES COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Info Desk or Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

KEVORKIAN CENTER BUILDING, ETTINGHAUSEN LIBRARY

The Ettinghausen Library is located in the Kevorkian Center building is at 50 Washington Square South, 2nd floor (212) 998-8873. It has a small non-circulating collection of Near Eastern materials (predominantly Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian, with some reference material [dictionaries, etc.] in English) which duplicates material also available at the Bobst Library. In BobCat, Kevorkian holdings appear under the code Kevorkian. During the academic year, the library is open Monday–Friday, 9–6. It is closed during the summer and intersessions.

KIMMEL CENTER FOR UNIVERSITY LIFE

See the Kimmel Center for University Life web page for more information.

KING ARABIC COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Info Desk or Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

KURZWEIL READING MACHINE ⇒ IB15

Located with other equipment for people with disabilities in a room adjacent to Ref1, and on a carrel near the ERC. See Disabled Student Assistance.

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LANGUAGE LABORATORY / LANGUAGE TAPES

The Lewis Levine Language Laboratory used to be a part of the Avery Fisher Center, but no longer exists. Audio recordings for the study of various languages are still available in the AFC, and students who need to listen to language tapes on the Web for a class should be directed to the AFC Web page.

LA PIETRA

NYU Library in Tuscany, Italy, in a palazzo donated to NYU by Sir Harold Acton. Used mostly by students enrolled in “NYU in Florence” program; see folder at Ref1 Desk for more info on history of donation.

LAPTOPS ⇒ IB23

See Computers for information on borrowing a laptop and designated use areas.

LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY

Located in the Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, 998-6362. NYU students and faculty can get access if they need a specific item not available at Bobst. Consortium ID holders may receive Metro cards; but for New School students, referral forms are available at the Reference Desk. Otherwise consult Access guide or the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2550.
JULIUS.

LEISURE READING COLLECTION

A browsing collection, located on the B level just outside of the ERC. These books are not owned by NYU (just rented), but can be found in BobCat by searching Course Reserves, using the term “leisure books” in an Instructor search. Books do circulate, but for a shorter period (2 weeks) than those in the regular stacks.

LEVY DIME NOVEL COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Info Desk or Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

LEWIS CARROLL COLLECTION

Actual name is the Berol Collection, which contains many Lewis Carroll items. Located in Fales Library. See Special Collections file in Info Desk or Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2590.

LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION

11th Floor (212) 998-2441, generally staffed 9am–6pm, Monday–Friday.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION, ORIENTATIONS, TOURS

For very basic info, refer users to IB12 (floor plan) & IB7 (general). Refer problems and faculty requests for instruction to Marybeth McCartin, instructional services librarian, (212) 998-2513.
Information on instructional services and the schedule of classes.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Call Numbers.
Classification.

LIBRARY PRIVILEGES OFFICE

Located in BobCat’s Den, (212) 998-2607. Library Privileges mediates entry to Bobst Library, rents lockers, sells Friends of the Library memberships, and staffs the turnstiles at the library entrance. For cash transactions (fine payments, refunds from the Value Transfer Stations, etc.), Library Privileges requires patrons to arrive at least one half hour prior to closing time. See also "Access" File at Ref1 and Info Desk.

LIVINGSTON PAPERS

Housed in NYU History Department, King Juan Carlos 1 Ctr, 53 WSQS, 7th fl., (212) 998-8600, 9:30–5:00, Monday–Friday.

LOCKERS

Lockers can be rented by students and faculty of NYU, Cooper Union and New School through the Library Privileges Office. Lockers are available on floors 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & A-level. Call the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2554, for details.
Studies.

LOEB STUDENT CENTER

This used to be located next door to Bobst, across LaGuardia Place. In its place, the Kimmel Center for University Life was built and is now open. It includes a student center. Call the University Information Center (212) 998-4636 for info on where other things previously in Loeb are currently housed.

LOST AND FOUND

In general, found items should be taken to the Security Office, Main floor (212) 998-1313, where a short report is made out. Lost items are taken the same day to the central Lost & Found Office, 14 Washington Place (212) 998-1305.
NYU Protection & Transpotation Services.

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MABOU MINES ARCHIVE

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

MAGNIFYING GLASS

Kept in file drawer at Ref1; file name “Magnifier.”

MAINTENANCE

Building Problems.

MAMDOUHA BOBST GALLERY: TREASURES OF NYU

Used to be the Catalog Room where the card catalog stood. Created in 2002 through a donation from Mrs. Bobst.

MAP COLLECTION

NYU has only a few maps and atlases (in Ref6 and Ref1). A more extensive map collection can be found at the New York Public Research Library on 42th Street and 5th Ave.

MAURICE PELOUBET WILLIAM BLAKE COLLECTION

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

MEDCAT

The online catalog for the Medical School Library, MedCat includes all holdings and serials at the Medical Library, the Dental Library, and the Environmental Medicine Library.
Medical Library, NYU.

MEDIA SERVICES, CAMPUS

Part of Classroom and Media Services and part of the the Division of Libraries. Provides NYU faculty with media equipment to use while teaching. Director of Classroom and Media Services, Roddy Austin; General manager of Campus Media, Darrel Hartsfield. Located in the Basement of the Silver Center (formerly the Main Building), Lower Level 7A (212) 998-2655. See the Campus Media web page for more information.

MEDICAL LIBRARY, NYU

Do not refer non-NYU or Consortium patrons to the NYU Medical Library. NYU’s Medical Library is not a member of the METRO system or the Consortium. Instead, refer them to the New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 Fifth Avenue, which is temporarily closed, but you can still call (212) 822-7315 for information, or you can view their hours or check their catalog. See the library hours web page for hours and address of the NYU Medical Library, and the Access file at Ref1 and the Info Desk for more details. See also MedCat.

METRO CARDS

(Not to be confused with the NYC MTA MetroCard.) These yellow cards are used for patron referrals to access specific titles at other city libraries with restricted access. They can be requested at any Reference Desk. NB: Only to be given when the title the patron needs is not available at either Bobst or the New York Public Library.
Referrals.

MICROFORM CENTER ⇒ IB19

Located on A Level. Microfilm, microfiche, and micro-opaque readers are available which make copies with an NYU ID or a copy card. Periodicals, newspapers, NYU dissertations, and selected monograph collections are available in this room.

MUSIC MATERIALS ⇒ IB18, BB7, BB8

Current issues of all music periodicals (“M” call numbers) are available on the west wall of AFC, next to the West Room; Billboard magazine and Rolling Stone are two major periodicals available on A-Level instead (in Newspapers because of their size). Periodicals, printed music, and sound recordings are in BobCat. Almost all music reference materials (MusicRef) are located on 2 in the Reading Room on the north side of the building; a small collection of music reference materials is in Ref1. Consult music reference librarian (Kent Underwood) when necessary, 998-2523. Also see Verdi file at Ref1. Music Reserve material (ARES in BobCat) is also kept in the AFC.
Verdi Institute Archives.

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES

NATIONAL ARCHIVES (Washington, DC).

NB: National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region, 201 Varick Street, New York. (212) 337-1300

Research centers for historical records including immigration, U.S. Military, and genealogy. See National Archives Microfilm Publications (Ref6) for list of holdings.

NEAR EAST MATERIALS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596. (Hewitt, Toumoline, and Wiet are part of this collection.)

NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

NEW YORK CITY DOCUMENTS ⇒ RG10

A very selective collection of NYC documents is maintained in the 6th floor Business/Documents Reference Center—in paper as well as in a broader-based microfiche set with subject indexing. Those NYC documents that are cataloged for the general stacks can be accessed via BobCat. The Bobst Library collection is focused on areas of city planning, demography, finance, and health.

NB: NYC Charter and Administrative Code in paper is held by Ref6.
New York City Government Portal.

NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE

A number of years ago, the morgue contents (a clipping file of all articles arranged by subject) were given to the Queensborough Public Library, (718) 990-0770; around 1988, to avoid discarding the whole contents, they kept the photo file, and gave the rest to the New York Post. Whether the NY Post still has it or not is unknown.

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN LIBRARY

Affiliated library, collection cataloged in BobCat. Location code is NYSID. NYU and NYSID libraries provide mutual access and borrowing privileges. See their website for more information.

NEW-YORK HISTORIAL SOCIETY LIBRARY

Affiliated library, collection cataloged in BobCat. Location code is NYHS. Non-circulating collection. See their website for more information.

NEW YORK STATE DOCUMENTS

Most N.Y. State Documents at Bobst are on microform as part of NYS Checklist (1974–) held in Ref6; they also hold the Laws of New york and the New York State Law Register from 2000 onwards. Some budget and statistical NYS digests in hardcopy are also kept here. Otherwise check BobCat for paper material in stacks. NYS Legislative materials are held in the Law Library.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES ⇒ IB13

The Archives (212) 998-2646, are housed in the northeast corner of the 10th Floor. This is a good place to refer people with questions regarding the University, its history, and people associated with it. Examples: old NYU yearbooks, newspapers, departmental newsletters, course catalogs can be found here.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DISSERTATIONS ⇒ RG9

Finding Doctoral Dissertations (RG#9)

NYU doctoral dissertations are kept in Bobst and other NYU libraries; most are in both paper and microform.

NB: NYU Dissertations from late 1996 to present are also available online free through ProQuest Digital Dissertations. They can be downloaded (onto a hard drive, not a disk) from . Bobst does not keep any Master’s theses; refer patrons with inquiries about Master’s theses to the department for which it was written: some departments may keep copies of Master’s theses.

Cataloging of, and searching for, NYU Dissertations: There is a continuing project to put all dissertations held at Bobst into BobCat. All dissertations from 1972 to present should be in BobCat. There is also a formula for searching for NYU dissertations (if you can’t find them in any catalog), depending on the school, year written, and author’s name (see RG9 for details). Furthermore, NYU and other dissertations from 1861–present can be searched in ProQuest Digital Dissertations. NYU can be specified with the search string SC(0146).

NYU Dissertation Locations, By School:

Dissertations.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Press used to be on the 2nd floor of Bobst, where the Studio is currently. NYU Press is now located at 838 Broadway, NY, NY, 10003 (212) 998-2575. At least one copy of all NYU Press books is cataloged and located in Bobst Library.
NYU Press.

NOTARY PUBLIC

A notary public is available at Village Postal Center, 532 La Guardia Place (212) 505-0303.

NUC (National Union Catalog)

Catalogs, Non-NYU Libraries.

NYPL DICTIONARY CATALOG OF THE RESEARCH LIBRARIES

Catalogs, Non-NYU.

NYUHOME

As of summer 2000, all NYU faculty, staff, and students are eligible for NYUHome accounts. NYUHome provides high-speed Internet dial-up capabilities from home and enhanced e-mail service. To activate your NYUHome account, you need your NYU ID# (lower left corner of purple ID card). Go to the NYU Home Start Page. For more information, call the ITS Client Services desk at (212) 998-3333.

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ORIENTATIONS

Library Instruction.

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PALMER SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Palmer school web page.

Part of Long Island University, the Palmer School’s Manhattan program is located at Bobst Library with classes held in AFC and ERC. Offices are located on the 7th floor. (212) 998-2680.

PAPYRUS COLLECTION

See File under “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

PAULSEN STRINDBERG COLLECTION

See File under “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

PENCIL SHARPENERS

Available in Ref1, Ref6, and Ref9.

PERIODICALS

Current issues are on the 3rd floor, except for music periodicals in AFC on 2nd floor, and science periodicals in Ref9 by call number. Ref1 has a list of A-Level and Ref9 periodicals. Older issues are either in microform on A Level or in bound volumes at their call number in Bobst. See also Serials.

PHOTOCOPYING PHOTOGRAPHING & FILMING IN BOBST

There is a form that must be filled out and approved by the Library, NYU Security, and Building Services. Please refer questions to the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2550 behind Circulation.

PHOTOGRAPHING IN OTHER NYU BUILDINGS

Visitors should be referred to Christopher James in the Public Affairs Office (212) 998-6876.

PICTURE COLLECTIONS

Bobst Library does not have a picture collection. However, there are several alternatives: the NYU University Archives (10th floor) have many photographs of NYU and surrounding area, and Parsons Library (consortium member) has a picture collection with over 56,000 items. The Mid-Manhattan Library at 40th Street and 5th Avenue also has an excellent circulating collection. Other alternatives: Back issues of Life Magazine, which must be requested at the Reserve Desk (A-Level), are a good source for pictures. Illustration Index (Ref1) indexes sources such as National Geographic. Arts and Humanities Citation Index includes indexing for illustrations used in articles (by artist’s name). For current news photos, try the Accunet/AP Photo Archive, containing 700,000 photos. Tamiment Library also has many photos in its collection.
RG63 Finding Art Reproductions, Illustrations, and Pictures.

POST OFFICE

NYU Mail Services: 547 la Guardia Place (212) 998-1010. Open to the public.

PRINTING

Printing is available for a fee from most public computers in Bobst Library. Printouts may be picked up in the ERC, Ref6, and Ref9.
Copy Cards & Copy Card Vending Machines

PUBLIC TELEPHONES

Telephones.

QUICK SEARCH

Users unable to locate an item in the Bobst Library stacks may complete a Quick Search card (available in the stacks, reference centers, and Circulation. Circulation staff will search for the item and notify the user within 24 hours regarding availability.

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RARE BOOKS

See File under “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

READING ROOMS

Located on the north side of Floors 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10, overlooking Washington Square Park. All reading rooms are designated as quiet study areas (all cell phones must be turned off in these areas).

These rooms contain the following books or Bobst sections:

REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE (REI) LIBRARY

This is a small non-circulating library of real estate materials. Official name: The Jack Brause Library. REI is located at 11 West 42nd Street, (212) 998-1627, 4th floor. Visit the Jack Brause Library web page for their current hours. RealEstate is now included as a location on BobCat (not to be confused with the Real Estate Index to periodicals).

RECALL SERVICE

If a patron wants a book that is already checked out, they may fill out an online recall request form. The patron who has the recalled item must return it within two weeks. NB: All books are subject to recall at any time.

REFERRALS

(to other libraries in the metropolitan area)
IB14a.

  1. For routine referrals in the NYC area, see the Other Library Catalogs web page. Reference staff can issue Metro cards to many area libraries. See IB14a (Research Libraries Group). Check in the Access file at Ref1 or Info Desk, the Hours & Access web page, or if in doubt, with the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2554, as there are exceptions and also other referral categories. For example, Medical Students cannot use the New School Library and vice-versa; and our Medical & Dental Libraries do not accept Metro cards.
  2. If material can only be found outside of Metro Area, ILL is available for NYU and Consortium Graduate Students & Faculty (including NYU Visiting Scholars). Directions on how to fill out online ILL forms are available at all Reference Desks.

ILL.
METRO.

REINFELD CHESS COLLECTION

This collection was donated to the Smithsonian.

REMARQUE ARCHIVES

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

REMOTE ACCESS

For information on how to activate a NetID, go to the ITS “Start” page or call (212) 998-3333; refer to BB2; or click here to learn how to use your NYU NetID via web proxy.

RENEWAL SERVICE

If a patron wishes to renew a book they already have checked out, they may do so by phone at (212) 998-2482, or renew online.

RESEARCH LIBRARY ASSOCATION OF SOUTH MANHATTAN—CONSORTIUM OF LIBRARIES

A cooperative arrangement for mutual access and borrowing and for a shared catalog among NYU, the New School for Social Research, the Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union, and the Mannes School of Music. Some restrictions and limitations apply: contact the Library Privileges Office or the respective institution’s library privileges office for details.

RESERVES ⇒ IB16, BB5

General Reserves: A-Level (Pat Warrington, head (212) 998-2471). Collection of current course reserve materials. Reserve items and their call numbers can be verified via the Reserve Menu on BobCat. Music Reserves material (both print and audio) are located in AFC, 2nd floor; materials are shown as ARES in BobCat.
E-reserves.

RESTROOMS

There are public restrooms on every floor but the first. The nearest ones are one floor down on B-Level in the north hallway. On the upper floors, there is a set of restrooms in both the northeast and northwest corners.

A wheelchair-accessable restroom is located in the northwest corner of the 5th floor.

RLG (RESEARCH LIBRARIES GROUP) ⇒ IB14a

NYU students, staff, and faculty may also use materials at member institutions of the Research Libraries Group (RLG) that participate in the SHARES program, using a valid ID. See the current list at the Reference and Information Desks and on IB14a.
SHARES Interlibrary Loan Directory

NB: Public libraries in New York City, although SHARES members, are not included in the SHARES access agreement.

ROBINS PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Info Desk and Ref1Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

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SANGER, MARGARET - PAPERS

Located at NYU History Dept.

SCHECHNER, RICHARD PAPERS

See the Schechner Papers EAD at Princeton, where the papers are now held; no longer at Bobst.

SCPS

School of Continuing & Professional Studies. Dean, 25 W.4th Street, 2nd floor (212) 998-7000.

SCRIPTS AND SCREENPLAYS

Bobst Library has a collection of over 1,000 unpublished scripts in the categories of film, television, theater, and musical theater. A complete list exists in the A-level binder at Ref1 and Info Desks. These scripts are on Reserve, A-level (ClosedStacks in BobCat) and cannot be photocopied, for copyright reasons. A list of them can be seen in BobCat by searching for GF=SCRIPTS (Genre form). In addition, Bobst has some other scripts in the stacks, which can be located in BobCat through a title search or a subject search for MOTON PICTURE PLAYS if they are movie scripts. Faculty members have also placed their personal copies of scripts on Reserve, A- Level.

Contact the Librarian for Performing Arts, Pamela Bloom (212) 998-2618 for further information. Fales Library also has screen plays (including early and unproduced drafts), especially French and Spanish screenplays, as well as other television material. (See file “Special Collections” in Info Desk and Ref1Desk.) Also, consult Marvin Taylor (212) 998-2596.

SECUNDA ARCHIVES

See File “Special Collections” in Info Desk and Ref1Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

SECURITY

Bobst Security Office telephone (212) 998-1313. University Protection can be reached at (212) 998-2222.
Emergencies.

SEHNAP

School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Allied Professions. For several years, SEHNAP (pronounced see-nap) was the name used for what is now called the School of Education.
Film & Video Library of SEHNAP.

SEMINAR ROOMS

Seminar rooms are on floors 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9. They are reserved by the NYU Registrar (212) 998-4220 for classroom use. Usage schedules are posted at each room. Also, see Classrooms for Courses in Bobst file at Ref1 and Info Desk for a complete list of classes scheduled for each Bobst classroom. When not being used for a class, students can use the seminar rooms for group study.
Group Study Rooms.

SERIALS

If you have trouble finding an answer about serial records, even after looking in the acquisitions module of BobCat, library serials/acquisitions staff will answer phone inquiries about them at (212) 998-2467, Monday–Friday 9–6. Do not send patrons with questions to B-Level.

SEXUALITY INFORMATION & EDUCATION COUNCIL OF THE UNITED STATES

SIECUS Library.

SHARES

RLG.
SHARES web page.

SHUBERT ARCHIVES

Are not part of New York University and not housed at Bobst, but Prof. Brooks McNamara of Performance Studies Department, NYU is involved with this theater collection. The collection is housed at the Lyceum Theater, 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY (212) 944-3895, by appointment only. Hours are usually 10–5, Monday–Friday.

SIECUS LIBRARY (Mary S. Calderone Library)

SIECUS is an acronym for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States; its library is named in honor of its first executive director, Dr. Mary Calderone. At one time located at 32 Washington Place, Room 52, SIECUS is now at 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036 (212) 819-9770. Hours: Monday 10–3, Tuesday 1–8, Wednesday 1–5, Thursday 1–5, Friday 10–3. It no longer has any affiliation with NYU. Cost: $10/visit; $25/year; $35/annual membership and access.

SLIDES

No slide collection at Bobst. However, Parsons Library does have a non-circulating slide collection. There is also a camera store on Waverly Place which will make slides from images in books, etc.

SMOKING

Not permitted in Bobst Library, even in private offices (this used to be allowed but was prohibited as of March 30, 2003).
New York City Smoke-Free Act 2002.

SNOW DINING ROOM (Ben Snow Dining Room)

12th Floor, Bobst Library (212) 998-4692. Used for special occasions and events.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ⇒ IB21

On 3rd Floor through center doors. Often called the Fales Library, the Fales Collection is actually only one of many collections kept here. Curator: Marvin Taylor (212) 998-2596. See also Special Collections file at Info Desk or Ref1.

SPECIAL EVENTS IN BOBST

Click here for a calendar of events at Bobst. The Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2550 will also keep information about special events if available.

STUDENT CENTER

Kimmel Center for Univeristy Life.

STUDENT COURSE EVALUATIONS

Course Evaluations by Students.

STUDIES

NYU faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and Ph.D. candidates with approved dissertation topics may rent studies. Consult the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2554 for details. However, anyone can use the studies until requested to leave by the study renter.

STUDIO ⇒ IB22

The Studio for Digital Projects & Research.

The Studio enables faculty and other NYU scholars to use digital tools and content (including the Electronic Text Center resources) to enhance their scholarship in the arts, humanities, and related diciplines.

SUBJECT HEADINGS

Call Numbers.

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TAMIMENT LIBRARY ⇒ IB8

10th Floor (212) 998-2630. Open to public. Non-circulating collection regarding leftist movements, radicalism, and the American labor movement. See the library hours web page for hours.

TDD

Disabled Student Assistance.

TELEPHONES TELEVISION CENTER

This is part of the NYU Library system. Located in the Pless Annex Building, 28 Washington Place, 1st floor (212) 998-5168. Provides technical and creative assistance at any stage or level of video production.
Television Center & Campus Cable

TELNET

Telnet is no longer supported on public computers at Bobst. It is currently being phased out by (Campus) ITS. Secure telnet is used on the AFC public access PC’s and few other PC’s in the building. For access to the catalog, refer people to the BobCat web page if they want to search the catalog.

TOUMOLINE COLLECTION

Part of Near East Materials. See file “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

TOURS

Library Instruction/Orientation/Tours.

TRANSLATORS

Translators & Interpreters 1 mile or less from Bobst.

TRANSLITERATION & PRONOUNCIATION KEYS

A file of transliteration keys between different alphabets and scripts (e.g., Hebrew, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Persian, etc.) is kept among the Ref1 Desk reference files.

TUTORS

Call the Writing Center (212) 998-8866 or the Tutoring Service (212) 998-3171.
The Writing Workshop.

TYPEWRITERS

There are no longer any typewriters in Bobst Library, or anywhere on campus, for patron use. However, typewriters are available at some commercial copy shops, including the Unique Copy Center, Inc., 252 Greene Street (212) 420-9198.

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UNITED NATIONS / INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS COLLECTION ⇒ RG24

Located on the 6th floor, this non-circulating depository collection includes documents from the main United Nations organs (e.g., FAO, UNESCO, ILO), intergovernmental organizations (e.g., OECD, World Health Organization, World Bank Group), and the International Monetary Fund. The collection also includes League of Nations and pre-League of Nations publications as well as the Treaty Series. Not all documents are cataloged in BobCat. Reference Service is available Monday–Friday only, from 9–5; however, the collection is accessible any time the 6th floor is open.

U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS COLLECTION ⇒ RG23

This non-circulating, depository collection is located in the 6th floor Documents Center. NYU became a selective depository around 1967; material for prior dates should be checked in BobCat as older materials may be in the Stacks. Collection is especially strong in statistical information, and open to the general public (call the Library Privileges Office (212) 998-2554 for details). Patrons can get assistance at Ref6. For additional information, access to Internet resources, and more specialized guides, see the US Government Documents Collection page.

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VERDI INSTITUTE ARCHIVES

Microfilmed collection located in West Wing of 2nd floor (AFC); housed at Bobst but not part of Bobst Library collections. By appointment only: contact the American Institute for Verdi Studies by e-mail or phone (212) 998-2587. For additional information on Verdi Collection, see Verdi Special Collections file at Ref1 (file drawer).

VIDEO PRODUCTION CENTER

Television Center.

VISITING SCHOLARS

Visiting scholars are entitled to have a NetID established for use at the Library and other places (e.g., to access Library resources from off-campus). The visiting scholar must go to ITS Account Services at 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor. The scholar needs to have the note or form from the professor that is sponsoring him or her at NYU.

WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM

Restrooms.

WIET COLLECTION

Part of Near East Materials. See file “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales (212) 998-2596.

WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS

Wireless access is available for users who have 802.11b (11 mbps) and 802.11g (54 mbps) network cards for their PC or Macintosh laptops. Access is via VPN or LEAP; for information about configuring a laptop or to register a NetID for use on the wireless network, please visit the Wireless Computing at NYU webpage.

Access points (bolded entries have 802.11g access)

NB: The 8th Floor Reading Room is a “computer-free” zone.

DAVID WOJNAROWICZ PAPERS

See File “Special Collections” in Ref1 Desk, or call Fales at (212) 998-2596.

WSUC (Washington Square and University College)

Old name of the NYU undergraduate college (now known as CAS—College of Arts and Sciences), which resulted from a merger of the Washington Square College and the University Heights College.

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YEARBOOKS, NYU

NYU Archives.

ZOOMTEXT

Large-print, high-constrast workstation for users with visual disabilities, located in the Bibliography room, next to Ref1. See Tom McNulty for details on how to operate zoomtext. See also IB15.



Factbook History Editions
 
Edition Date Editor
1st–3rd editions Prehistoric times ?
4th edition revisions October 1988 Ricky Twersky/Ree DeDonato
5th edition revisions September 1989 Matthew Foster
6th edition revisions July 1992 Matthew Foster
7th edition revisions September 1993 Nancy Friedland
8th edition revisions October 1994 Nancy Friedland
9th edition revisions January 1997 Mariana Regalado
10th edition revisions December 2000 Janet Immermann
11th edition revisions February 2003 Janet Immermann
12th edition revisions & mark-up May–July 2003 Adam Spector
12th edition update January 5, 2004 Adam Spector
12th edition update May 3, 2004 Adam Spector

 

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