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What to know about using NYU Libraries for Summer 2022

Please note masks are still required in the Libraires.
Visit the University's NYU Returns: 2021-2022 hub for additional campus-wide information.

Building & Space Updates:

Construction Alert - Bobst Lower Level 2 (LL2)

NYU's Office of Construction Management will be working on the west side of Lower Level 2. Please be advised there may be occasional construction related noise or disturbance.
  • Construction Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • Construction Noise Impact: Open spaces and group study rooms on the west side will be most impacted by the noise, but it may be noticeable in all study rooms on LL2.

Report Noise and Other Issues to FCM Client Service Center:

Bobst Stacks, Reading Rooms & Classroom Access

  • LL1, LL2, and Floor 1 study areas open 24/7.
  • Floors 4-9 open regular hours, 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM daily, for stacks, study area, and classroom access.
  • Floor 10 East Asian Reading Room is closed through the spring semester. Make requests for materials from the East Asian collection via the catalog.
Check the hours web page for information about specific dates.

Group & Individual Study Rooms

Masks must be worn at all times, even when working alone. Eating is not allowed.
  • Group study rooms in Bobst, Dibner, and Jack Brause Libraries are open.
  • Individual study rooms at Dibner are open. A limited number are also available at Bobst.

Services Updates:

Please note that while we will try hard to avoid it, there may be hours changes or service point closures if there are staffing shortages.

Mask & Eating Policies:


External community member access to Bobst is currently limited to the following groups:
  • External researchers with pre-approval. Visit our Access to Special Collections, U.S. & U.N. Document Collections page for details.
  • Palmer students enrolled in onsite classes in Bobst
  • The New School and Cooper Union students and faculty
  • Friends of Bobst Library Reader, Collector, and Borrower levels are now able to use Bobst Library through August 31, 2022.
    • Members must have uploaded vaccination and booster information and been approved for access.
    • Members must show their green Daily Screener every day they want to use the library and show a government issued photo ID.
    • Users reporting difficulty using the
      NYU Mobile app
      (Apple and Android) can complete the Daily Screener using an internet browser.

We are not able to offer access for any other external community or walk-in visitors including MaRLI, OCLC Shares, Metro card holder, New York School of Interior Design, NYU Alumni, retirees or employee family members.

See the full NYU Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates policy for further information.

Please visit the Libraries' NYU Returns page for more details using the Libraries.

Wishing everyone the pleasant summer semester!


Jun 1, 10:25 EDT

About This Site

Real-time information about library system outages, service updates and planned maintenance

This site is available via the "Status Page" link in the footer of the website. (NYU Libraries Website) Operational
Login ? Operational
E-Shelf ? Operational
BobCat (Books & More, Course Reserves) Operational
GetIt (Journals, Record detail page) Operational
The Arch (Articles & Databases) ? Operational
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Operational
Room Reservation System Operational
BobCat Standard Operational
Archival Collections Operational
Privileges Guide Operational
MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative) ? Operational
E-ZBorrow Operational
EZProxy Operational
Degraded Performance
Partial Outage
Major Outage
Scheduled Maintenance

NYU Facilities work to connect Bobst's solar panels to the building power supply require that Libraries' systems and services be taken offline and the Bobst building closed.

Bobst will close at 1:00 AM (ET) Friday August 12th and reopen at 9:00 AM (ET).

Library systems will go offline starting at 8:00 PM (ET) on Thursday August 11th and are expected to be restored throughout the day on Friday August 12th.

The outage will impact NYUNY, NYUAD, NYUSH, and consortium users.

The affected user services include:

• Library catalog (BobCat)
• Book and scan requests
• e-journals
• Databases and ebooks
• EZBorrow
• Interlibrary Loan
• Room reservation system
• Libraries’ Login page
• E-Shelf

Affected administrator applications will include, but are not limited to, Aleph, Primo, SFX, ILLiad, EZProxy, LDW, Libraries VPN, ScheduALL, and GetIt.

We will post updates on the work to this page.

Please plan your research accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Posted on Aug 5, 17:07 EDT
Past Incidents
Aug 10, 2022

No incidents reported today.

Aug 9, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 8, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 7, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 6, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 5, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 4, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 3, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 2, 2022

No incidents reported.

Aug 1, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jul 31, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jul 30, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jul 29, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jul 28, 2022
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Jul 28, 09:33 EDT
In progress - We have begun maintenance work. We will post updates about the work to this page.

Jul 28, 05:51 EDT
Scheduled -

Library catalog and systems maintenance
 - Thursday July 28th, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM (ET)

Due to system maintenance, several library systems will be unavailable starting at 6:00 AM (ET) on Thursday July 28th.

The affected systems and services include:

  • Library catalog (BobCat)
  • Book requests
  • e-journals
  • Databases and ebooks
  • My Library Account

For the following services use the links below:

  • EZBorrow
  • Interlibrary Loan services

  • We expect systems will be down until approximately 9:00 AM (ET). We apologize for any inconvenience.


    Jul 27, 13:22 EDT
    Jul 27, 2022

    No incidents reported.