Borrow a Book from the GSL Library

Looking for a cozy and calming book to read? Come browse and borrow from our GSL Library! With over a hundred books to choose from, the GSL Library has something for everyone, with books on mindfulness, spirituality, education and more. Simply choose a book you find exciting or interesting and scan it at the front desk with the help of one of our office assistants.

Enjoy a loan period of eight weeks – then return your book and check out another!

Vigils & Community Gatherings

Sometimes, tragic events occur that deeply affect members of the NYU community. Vigils are one way of gathering to mourn or commemorate a tragedy. Any student(s) can request that The Center for Global Spiritual Life organize a vigil and/or a community gathering. *Please note that vigils are not the same as community gatherings, which focus on processing and discussing significant and impactful events.

What is a Vigil? A vigil refers to an in-person gathering, unless otherwise specified, to mourn or commemorate a tragedy. Vigils take place on the Kimmel steps and are arranged solely through the Center for Global Spiritual Life.

What is a Community Gathering space? A facilitated virtual gathering space for community members to process tragedies or hard periods through discussion and dedicated silence. Please use this form for your request. The University and Center Global and Spiritual Life reserves the right to deny a request for a vigil and/or community space. For questions, please email

If you would like to request a vigil or community gathering, please fill out the Vigil & Community Gathering Request Form.

Holidays and Observances

Global Spiritual Life’s Calendar of Holidays & Observances 2022-2023 is a useful resource for clubs as they choose meeting dates, for University offices as they plan marquee events, and for community members to honor the holidays of friends and colleagues. You can also search Google Calendars for specific faith traditions that you can use alongside your own Google calendar.


Follow #SupportingOurFriendsNYU on Instagram to learn more about upcoming religious observances and celebrations from a wide range of faith traditions.