A place for you to study together

“I wish there was a place I could prepare the exams with my study buddies.”

If this thought has run through your head before, then act fast and book your very own library study room.

The study rooms can host four to eight people, and it offers a whiteboard for brainstorming and discussion.

To book a room, please click here. Or scan the QR code on the door/in the group study room.

Remember these rooms can only be booked up to 2 hours so make sure to keep track of time and be respectful of others who may have booked the same room for the next hours.

Plan ahead. You can book up to 7 days in advance.

Big thanks to 212 parents who donated the 启航研习室(405) in the library.

Finally, after you are done with the study room, please remember to clean up the messes you made so others are able to enjoy the same space.

A good news for couch potatos

Need a way to de-stress after all these midterms? If so, come to NYU Shanghai’s Library and check out a DVD.

Our DVD collection contains a large variety of entertainment. It ranges from superheroes to historical films. This collection offers something for everyone. If you are interested, please feel free to stop by and check out your very own DVD, but make sure to return it within 7 days. If you need more time, you are allowed to renew it once.

So, give yourself a break from school and stop by to find a DVD.

All about Shanghai in Literature

Come explore Shanghai through literature! The library has many novels, memoirs, and non-fiction books set in or about Shanghai. To help you find these books, librarians collaborated with faculty to create a guide to Shanghai Literature:


There are multiple features on this website that enable you to find your sources in a fast and convenient way. Genres include fiction, memoirs, biographies, films, etc. This website also includes the “Ask A Librarian” feature so that you can reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about finding a particular book or article. We hope this guide will be your first step in searching for literature and other resources, but librarians can help you explore other options, too.

For more information about this website or a particular book, feel free to stop by the library or e-mail us!

Meet Your Librarians

Did you know there are reference librarians in the library who can help you locate the information and resources you need, assist with your research project, help with citing your paper, and much more.

In-person assistance is available at the reference desk in the library on the 4th floor, Monday through Thursday from 12-2pm. No appointment necessary — just drop by when you need assistance.

One-on-one research consultations are also available through the library. You are encouraged to make an appointment with your subject librarians.

Head of Access Services & STEM Librarian

Qinghua Xu is the library’s Head of Access Services, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “Being a librarian is a rewarding experience. You know that every little thing you do can make a positive impact on users’ teaching and learning experience.”

Fun Fact: “It is a small world! I recently connected with my childhood best friend who I haven’t met for nearly 30 years through WeChat.”

Reference & Subject Specialist Librarian
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Reference & Research Services Coordinator

Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion is the Reference and Research Services Coordinator, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Arts and Humanities.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “I love my one-on-one consultations with students who are working on research projects. I always end up learning something new from them!”

Fun Fact: “I’ve been playing classical violin for over 20 years!”



Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business

Edward Lim is the subject librarian for Business. He is one of the newest members of the library team, joining us from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:  “Nobody questions when a librarian makes a recommendation! As a librarian, we get to experiment with technology and the latest gadgets and software.”

Fun Fact: “I can drive a car and ride a horse, but I have not picked up cycling. I almost never buy print books for personal reading.”

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics

Jennifer Stubbs is the subject librarian for Social Sciences and Economics. She is the newest member of the library team. Prior to NYU Shanghai, Jennifer was a librarian for Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library in the US.

Favourite thing about being a librarian:
“My sister says the thing about librarians is we love to search. People come to us because they want to find one thing. I will keep searching and exploring tangents and different databases, so feel free to interrupt me and say, I have what I need, thanks! Bye.”

Fun Fact: “My initials match the scary shark movie: JAWS.”

A special series of books are available

Thanks to the help of NYU Shanghai’s Writing Program, the library is able to have its new 2017 Literary Reading Series.

The Literary Reading Series or the Spotlight collection in the Library’s Main Collection, is a series of books that range from poems to novels written by writers that have come to our campus or will come to introduce their new creations.

Some authors who you can expect to come across are the British-Chinese novelist Peter Ho Davies, who wrote The Fortunes,

and Sandra Simonds, whose poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014.

If you are interested in reading any of these books that have been or will be presented on campus by more authors, you can easily find their works on our library’s very own Spotlight shelf.

If you want to know more about the authors or their works, feel free to check out the books!

Remember, you can keep the book up to two weeks and renew once.