NYU Bobst Library

College Library, College & University, and College Bookstore
70 Washington Sq S (at Laguardia Pl), New York, NY 10012, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–6:00 PM

Bobst Library is the flagship of the nine-library, 5.1 million-volume NYU Libraries system.

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  • finals
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  • ll1 and ll2
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  • Sweta M.

    The top floor has the best views of Washington Square Park to stare at while you get work done.

    Sweta Mohapatra · 1 week ago
  • Heejung N.

    Two visitor passes per month available with photo ID. Just in case when you lose your campus ID

    Heejung Nam · March 21
  • HashtagNYU

    If you think you have time to print here in between classes... you don't. We recommend trying one of the other lesser known printing facilities elsewhere on campus!

    HashtagNYU · February 18
  • Mark S.

    7 study spaces/desk

    Mark S · October 11, 2014
  • Gabriel L.

    Bottom floors open 24/7, graduate students get their own enclosed study areas.

    Gabriel Louzao · August 21, 2014
  • Clara L.

    You can hear the jazz music from Washington sq park in the East Asian Studies library!

    Clara Lu · August 18, 2014
  • Thomas M.

    Depressing building. Security guards suck. And all of the good books are in the Courant reserves anyways.

    Thomas Mo · August 15, 2014
  • Steph Y.

    If you get thrown out of Coles during summer (this is real) you can use the staircase at bobst as a substitute for the stair master. Super effective and air con is better than in the gym. #work

    Steph Yeo · June 3, 2014
  • YJ

    Bobst sucks your soul.

    YJ · May 14, 2014
  • Laurie

    The LL1 toilets are terrifying.

    Laurie · May 3, 2014
  • Sally R.

    4th, 5th, and 6th floors are my favorite. (They were renovated recently.)

    Sally Ruan · April 30, 2014
  • Shahid

    Be prepared: restrooms don't seem to have proper ventilation.

    Shahid · April 21, 2014
  • Shahid

    North reading room has high ceilings and a great view of the park.

    Shahid · April 4, 2014
  • Martin H.

    So party tonight or what in Bobst? The librarian asks students to leave ??!!

    Martin Hui · March 8, 2014
  • Alexia M.

    Sit by a window on the 5th fl. South wing. The sun warms it up.

    Alexia Mavrakes · February 22, 2014
  • shuo z.

    Got my first tag recently.

    shuo zhang · February 21, 2014
  • HashtagNYU

    JSex says it's got the best view in NYC!

    HashtagNYU · February 20, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    North rooms are where the real students go.

    Andrew Choi · February 2, 2014
  • Cristina D.

    Go to the handicapped restrooms, they are cleaner!

    Cristina De Los Santos · January 29, 2014
  • Didi M.

    Incredible resource. After 35 years, it's back to the stacks!

    Didi Marie · November 21, 2013
  • Lindsay

    Grossest. Bathrooms. EVER. Seriously, how much tuition does it take to get a good scrub?

    Lindsay · November 13, 2013
  • Hannah T.

    Microwaves on LL1! 👌

    Hannah Treasure · October 29, 2013
  • Nadaleen T.

    Need research help? Don't want to lose your fave. spot? Ask a librarian: http://library.nyu.edu/ask/

    Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit · October 2, 2013
  • Nick K.

    Find an open outlet and I'll give you 100 dollars.

    Nick Karam · September 30, 2013
  • Jordan M.

    8th floor reading room. Go. So quiet I can hear my heart beat. Forces one to concentrate.

    Jordan McLennan · September 22, 2013
  • Joyce S.

    LL2- single rooms for study are NOT sound proof so don't be a jerk off and start having a phone conversation or group powwow in there!!

    Joyce Sereia · August 16, 2013
  • Xiaonan W.


    Xiaonan Wang · August 15, 2013
  • Kathy L.

    Going down a floor? For the love of God, take the stairs.

    Kathy L · August 12, 2013
  • Ross W.

    They literally constructed a giant cage around the inside of the building to prevent people from killing themselves. Just let that sink in for a moment.

    Ross Wistar · June 29, 2013
  • FoodHunter5000

    New York's finest youth pretending to study.

    FoodHunter5000 · May 20, 2013
  • Jacob F.

    Fill the rooms with quiet and respectful mayhem.

    Jacob Ford · May 19, 2013
  • Mikey H.

    The 6th floor is where it's at!

    Mikey Hengerer · May 16, 2013
  • NYU

    Whether it’s a study break or you need a book for that final paper - you have no doubt spent plenty of time in the Bobst Library (haven’t you?)

    NYU · May 1, 2013
  • Carolynn C.

    the LL floors should be renamed South Korea when it's past midnight.

    Carolynn Choi · April 15, 2013
  • Emanuel H.

    Builds character

    Emanuel Hahn · April 6, 2013
  • Roslynn A.

    The graduate student exchange will sometimes contain a few inconsiderate humans who talk at the top of their voice despite the din of an otherwise quiet room. Noise canceling headphones necessary.

    Roslynn Ang · March 28, 2013
  • NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development

    Head downstairs for computer labs and convenient places to print your papers.

  • Heather L.

    Don't look outside the glass or the new anti-suicide nets will make you depressed, if the nauseating floor pattern didn't do that already. Try LL1 for a relatively more cheerful ambiance.

    Heather Li · February 25, 2013
  • Fatima K.

    Studying here is always so inspirational. Wooh, Nyu, I love you!

    Fatima Khalid · February 23, 2013
  • Amanda A.

    Since when are there no stacks on 6? Plenty of tables now though!

    Amanda Alampi · February 15, 2013
  • HashtagNYU

    LEATHER chairs!

    HashtagNYU · February 13, 2013
  • Alexander

    Don't read tips by students since we're all trying to keep our special library hideouts a secret. Trust nobody.

    Alexander · February 11, 2013
  • Clarissa C.

    When you borrow a book from reserves remember to get your call number before you get there!!!!

    Clarissa Carbonell · January 28, 2013
  • Tash K.

    Don't jump.

    Tash Kouri · January 21, 2013
  • olfat. G.

    Best library , 24\7 , u just can't resist especially during finals week !

    olfat. G · December 14, 2012
  • Jacob F.

    The new golden atrium screens are perfect for peeking your nose through one of the gaps and pretending you're Hannibal Lecter, carefully watching all those below.

    Jacob Ford · December 12, 2012
  • Adrienne L.

    It's not tooooo bad here. At least everyone shares the misery together. Empathy <3

    Adrienne Liu · December 12, 2012
  • Kasey M.

    LL1 bathrooms always smell like number two. Be warned.

    Kasey Ma · December 12, 2012
  • Kasey M.

    If I'm the mayor does that make me a nerd for school or nerd for Foursquare?

    Kasey Ma · December 12, 2012
  • HashtagNYU

    Essential NYU: Give John Sexton a hug.

    HashtagNYU · November 30, 2012

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