NYC Consortium Libraries

Matriculated students*, faculty, and administrative staff at the New School may visit any of the libraries in the Research Library Association of South Manhattan with a current, valid, New School ID card. 

Please view each Consortium library's website in order to find access information such as hours of operation and registration or appointment requirements.  

Consortium library holdings can be located using the library catalog. Items borrowed from a Consortium library can be returned to any other Consortium library location.

*Matriculated students do not include continuing education students and students enrolled only in certificate programs.

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NYU Bobst Library

NYU Bobst Library is the largest consortium library and no appointment is necessary. 

New School visitors may borrow items, use the guest WiFi network, and access electronic books, journals, and databases on-site (with the exception of most business databases). NYU Bobst items listed as offsite can be directly requested in the catalog but must be picked up at NYU Bobst. 

Please Ask Us if you need assistance borrowing items from NYU Bobst. 

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How to Access Cooper Union Library

Visitors from The New School will need to show their current New School ID and proof of vaccination and booster. They will sign in at the security desk and be required to wear an authorized mask at all times.

When you arrive at the building, display your current New School ID and The New School “Campus Access Granted” green screen from the SHS Portal on your phone to Cooper Union security. Be sure to check your clearance ahead of time.

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How to Access the New York School of Interior Design Library

Starting November 1st, NYSID will no longer require visitors and consortium users to submit their proofs of vaccination prior to their visits. They can come and use the NYSID Library without appointment. Moreover, masks are no longer required. Library hours for fall term are Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm and Friday, 9am-5pm only.

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New York Public Library

Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in New York State may apply for a New York Public Library card.  Anyone, with or without a library card, may visit any New York Public Library location, browse onsite collections, and access electronic resources.