NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

College Library
Greenwich Village, New York
  • olfat G.
    "finals week"(5 Tips)
    Ashwin R.
    "Calm study place n spacious library in NYC"(8 Tips)
    Adrienne M.
    "Graduate Student Exchange on the 10th floor"(2 Tips)
    Ali K.
    "Come her for quiet and comfort!"(12 Tips)
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  • Michael C.
    Michael ConstantineJanuary 14, 2016
    The design of this library is pretty cool. The entrance is grand and I wish I was able to see it before they put the guard rails though they did a great job making it aesthetically appealing
  • Steph Y.
    Steph YeoJune 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJanuary 7, 2016
    Sometimes Bobst all-nighters are inevitable, but never fear, the napping spots here are endless. A short stroll around Bobst will no doubt provide some great options. Read more
  • Ashley
    AshleyApril 17, 2011
    Get here early! The higher up you go, the quieter it gets. Best to bring your snacks in, quick and cheap! If you start to loose focus, take a walk or move to a new floor!
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Alexander
    AlexanderFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't read tips by students since we're all trying to keep our special library hideouts a secret. Trust nobody.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUFebruary 18, 2015
    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!
  • William C.
    William ChiuMay 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The corridor with lockers and couches is pretty awesome. Great place to work and nap if needed. It empties out quickly when it's late.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SweeneyAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    best place ever. you should borrow the macbooks and use the microwave/hand dryers in LLI, check out the amazing fales collection on the 3rd floor, socialize in 5th South and sleep in 8th North
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DunacApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If your going to sit on the quiet side remember that everyone can still hear you if you talk on the phone by the bathroom....-_- always go to the balcony
  • Mariano M.
    Mariano MoranAugust 20, 2016
    Gorgeous, clean and comfortable for studying. Severe lack of diversity in fiction and quantity in non fiction tho.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SquitieriSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wonderful library, even if a lot of the books are housed off campus. And you can take out up to 200 books!
  • NYU
    NYUMay 1, 2013
    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?)
  • Nicole
    NicoleSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask the people at the Computer Center on LL1 to install the NYU Printing Service software on your laptop. No more waiting for a free computer to print!
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraApril 14, 2015
    The top floor has the best views of Washington Square Park to stare at while you get work done.
  • Liv J.
    Liv JovineApril 18, 2012
    5th floor has a state of the art computer lab equipped with GIS and other specialized research software- check it out! Also, awesome free scanner in the same lab.
  • NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
    Halloween is coming! Courtesy of ARTstor, one of our image databases: http://ezproxy.library.nyu.edu:3762/library/welcome.html … pic.twitter.com/Fv7D8jvI
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SereiaAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!!
  • Roslynn A.
    Roslynn AngMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Adrienne M.
    Adrienne MJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There R bathrooms on almost every floor; fl 3-10 in the NW and NE corners, LL1 and LL2 on the north side of the bldg. Great study views from north side floors 4, 6, 8, and 10. SUPER helpful librarians
  • Carolina V.
    Carolina VázquezOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place if you're new to getting work done and you don't want the intensity of LL2. AND it's open 24/7 :)
  • Heather L.
    Heather LiFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Adrienne M.
    Adrienne MSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Graduate Student Exchange on the 10th floor is an awesome place to escape those pesky undergrads and hang with the over-21 study crowd. Love the whiteboards, too!
  • Malcolm M.
    Malcolm McElheneyNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lower Levels are where it's at. They have private study rooms so you can lock yourself in to write essays the night before their due.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 19, 2012
    Make a right when you get down the stairs and try combining two of the comfy lounge chairs for a makeshift bed.
  • Allison
    AllisonFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The door's not that tricky, guys. Put your hand where the sign that says "place hand here" is, listen for the click, then exit. You're in grad school; it shouldn't be that hard.
  • Egle M.
    Egle MakaraiteFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Next to the women's bathroom there's a door - it's the single bathroom. Great if you like privacy and paper and paper towels.
  • Gabriel L.
    Gabriel LouzaoAugust 21, 2014
    Bottom floors open 24/7, graduate students get their own enclosed study areas.
  • Clara L.
    Clara LuAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can hear the jazz music from Washington sq park in the East Asian Studies library!
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerJanuary 19, 2012
    Did you know that Bobst Library has graduate only study spaces? Check them out and make sure to reserve a space before you head over! Read more
  • Alexia M.
    Alexia MavrakesFebruary 22, 2014
    Sit by a window on the 5th fl. South wing. The sun warms it up.
  • Shahid
    ShahidApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    North reading room has high ceilings and a great view of the park.
  • olfat G.
    olfat GDecember 14, 2012
    Best library , 24\7 , u just can't resist especially during finals week !
  • Michael B.
    Michael BronfmanSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New renovations look great, go to the top floor and look down. A marvelous sight.
  • Rayan D.
    Rayan DuttaNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Eat your chips loudly. Stare at those glaring at you whilst chewing with your mouth open. Drool slightly.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HannahSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you want to talk, even whisper to your neighbor step the fuck outside to the hall was because it's incredibly rude and distracting. You will be glared at and or asked to go outside.
  • Eunic O.
    Eunic OrtizFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Staying for a while? Make sure to pack a lunch and not rely on food in the area. Very expensive and very limited depending on time of day. The library lets you set up a picnic while studying.
  • Catherine Y.
    Catherine YooSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Come between 8-9am and you won't have try every floor ib frustration to find a place to study. Please finish the constructions SOON.
  • Sandy
    SandyOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    so although i no longer have access, this has been my favorite place to be productive. i hope to get into an NYU phd program so I can live in this place again.
  • Clarissa C.
    Clarissa CarbonellJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    When you borrow a book from reserves remember to get your call number before you get there!!!!
  • Shengyu C.
    Shengyu ChenMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The place becomes actually nice cozy once vacation starts. Not too loud, not at all crowded.......
  • Ali K.
    Ali KeyMay 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This study lounge is the nicest in the entire library. Come her for quiet and comfort!
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 27, 2012
    The home of 3.3 million volumes, 20,000 journals, 3.5 million microforms, and 6,500 daily users.
  • NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Head downstairs for computer labs and convenient places to print your papers.
  • Andre B.
    Andre Botelho bastosApril 24, 2012
    Whenever Stern building is packed you can almost always find a spot here to study.
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Two visitor passes per month available with photo ID. Just in case when you lose your campus ID
  • Robin K.
    Robin KimApril 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    the gray leather couches on LL1 provide the ultimate napping spot. more than half the kids there are usually curled up and asleep
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan McLennanSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    8th floor reading room. Go. So quiet I can hear my heart beat. Forces one to concentrate.
  • Vivian N.
    Vivian NunezJuly 15, 2012
    The 10th floor is so messy and disorganized I can't believe is for graduate students! Is there a Cozzy place in here???
  • Sally R.
    Sally RuanApril 30, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    4th, 5th, and 6th floors are my favorite. (They were renovated recently.)
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