Bobst Library

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, opened in 1973. It is part of an eight-library system and serves as the primary research facility for New York University, housing over 3 million of the University’s 4.6 million volumes. In addition to books, journals, and other print materials, the library provides access to many nonprint resources. These include thousands of electronic journals and databases that you can connect to from your home or residence hall; extensive video and audio collections; and microforms. The library is visited by over 6,000 users daily and checks out almost one million books each year. The library has more than 2,000 seats for study, and a wireless Internet connection is available on all floors.

  • Bobst Library Orientation
  • Library Staff and Individual Assistance
  • Subject Specialists
  • Other NYU and Affiliated Libraries