Apply for a Pudong Public Library Card

Did you know that you can get a library card for all public libraries in Shanghai for free? Besides, it also covers online resources such as Fangzheng, CNKI, Overdrive, etc.

Just apply for a Pudong Public Library Card!

Deadline: April 1, 2022*If you already have an existing card from any Shanghai public library, please do not fill out the form and apply again.*


The application opens once every semester.

Applications received after the deadline will be processed in the next semester.

Card application is open to both Chinese and international students, faculty and staff.

For further questions and inquiries, feel free to consult our library staff at the circulation desk in the Library on the 4th floor.

Library Resources to Support 2022 L’Oreal BRANDSTORM

L’Oréal Brandstorm is a worldwide innovation competition open to everyone up to 30 years old. You will have 3 tracks to choose from in addition to a full learning path on Trailhead by Salesforce. You can get the opportunity to be mentored by L’Oréal business experts, stay in touch with recruiters, and win the Intrapreneurship missions.

As an international innovation competition, this can be a good opportunity to test practical skills in relation to innovation, entrepreneurship, and cooperation for our NYU Shanghai students, especially for those interested in marketing and business.

To support those who decide to take part in this competition, NYU Shanghai library provides resources and databases listed below.

Cosmetics Industry – Statistics & Facts from Statista,  Jan 12, 2022

Global Cosmetics Manufacturing from IBISWorld, September 2021

Global Probiotic Skin Care Cosmetic Product Market from EMIS, July 31, 2021

China Cosmetic Products Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026) from EMIS, November 30, 2021

Colour Cosmetics – Face – China – 2021 from Mintel

Colour Cosmetics – Eye and Eyebrow – China – 2021 from Mintel

Colour Cosmetics – Lip – China – 2021 from Mintel

Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removal Products – China – 2021 from Mintel

Cosmetics And Personal Care Stores Global Market Competitor Briefing 2021 from BCC Research, December 2021

Colour Cosmetics in World from Passport, October 2021 (Search for full-text with the tile through the database)

Cosmetics, Beauty Supply & Perfume Stores from First Search, December 6, 2021

Personal Care Products Manufacturing from First Search, November 15, 2021

In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit 2021 from Stylus, December 8, 2021

L’Oreal Video Campaign from The Work from Cannes Lions

L’Oreal Advertising Case Study (with video) from WARC

Brand Case Study: L’Oréal from WGSN, March 26, 2019

*Users must create an account using their NYU email address to access WGSN.

The Universalization of L’Oreal from Harvard Business School, November 5, 2012

Find more information through the Marketing databases.

Books to Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Our understanding of Black History is conceived broadly, and we seek to celebrate a global black history – you’ll find works of Black American authors as well as those hailing from countries across the African continent and worldwide.Therefore, we compile a list of literature and artworks to honor and celebrate Black History month, and you’re invited to help us grow, maintain, and organize it!Is there a poet, author, or artist whose works you’d like added to this list? Please email us and make a suggestion to

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Main Collection: PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Physical copy available

I love myself when I am laughing … : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Alice Walker

Main Collection: PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Physical copy available

The paintings and drawings of Clarence Major by Clarence Major

Main Collection: N6537.M337 A4 2019

Physical copy available

Reggie Burrows Hodges

Main Collection: N6537.H63 A4 2021

Physical copy available

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Ebook available

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Main Collection: PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Physical copy available

Open City by Teju Cole

Main Collection: PR9387.9.C67 O64 2012

Physical copy and Ebook available

Azanian bridges by Nick Walker

Leisure Collection: PR9369.4.W656 A9 2016

Physical copy available

You don’t have to go to Mars for love by Yona Harvey

Ebook available

For more information and resources about the poetry, literature, and fine art books available at NYU Shanghai, click this link for the non-comprehensive list!

Libroary Thursdays Back Again!

Last semester, we held six events sharing various handy tricks and useful know-hows of our library through fun games and activities (such as ring toss, Kahoot, darts, ping-pong, etc.).

Topics covered Ares system, group study room, self-checkout machine, library collections and policies, etc.

Apart from various prizes, participants of each event can get one specially-designed digital badge. Those who get more badges are more likely to receive the Final Prize at the end of the semester.

Come take a look at the Final Prize winners from last semester:

  1. First Prize: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt; 2 winners: Deng Kexin, Han Yixiao
  2. Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag; 3 winners: Zhang Steven, Zhang Jianing, Chen Yimin
  3. Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag; 5 winners: Shi Jiarui, Xu Zihan, Cao YiLing, Qian Xinnan, Lin Vinson

Wanna be part of them? Here’s the good news!

This Spring, Libroary Thursdays will be back, bringing more library-related tricks and know-hows, more joy, and more prizes for you.

Please stay tuned and stop by the 4th floor to win your prize!

Make Friends with Data – Love Data Week Resources Recommendation

Love Data Week (February 14-18) is the international celebration of data. You might be intimidated by it, or have known data as your dear friend for a while.

Wherever you are on your data journey, we invite you to meet data as a caring, thoughtful friend. Check out some great resources to help you open the world of data.

For more details about this week’s events, visit NYU Libraries’s website.

Causal Inference: What If

It’s about the methodology of data-driven research. Visit this website to access the book.

Data Visualization: A practical introduction

A great book on data visualization. Visit this website to access the book.

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

This book describes three key steps in the data analysis process: gather the right information; analyze the data; communicate your findings. You’ll learn how to: Identify the metrics you need to measure; run experiments and A/B tests; ask the right questions of your data experts; understand statistical terms and concepts; create effective charts and visualizations and avoid common mistakes.

Visit this website to access the book.

Data Analytics for Business Professionals (LinkedIn Learning Course)

In the course, economist John Johnson shows how to use analytics to make data-driven decisions and gain competitive advantages. Visit this website to access the course.

Check Out Love at the Library | Gifts and Books

No matter if you are single or in a relationship, we love you and invite you to cherish this occasion with us. We prepared some special gifts for you. They are random and limited. Find them in the Library!

With the gifts, we also picked some spiritual food about love and relationships. Here are three books that you might fall in love with.

Attached: the new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find – and keep – love

Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

You Are a Badass

You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it now.

The Scientific American book of love, sex and the brain: the neuroscience of how, when, why, and who we love

Drawing on the latest neuroscience, the author explores why and how we are born to love-how we’re hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life.

Database Trial: SupChina – news and information about China

Understanding China and how the world interprets China helps you navigate the path and make strategic decisions in your future career and research.

This month, we want to introduce a China-focused news, information, and business services database which you can access remotely, from the comfort of your home or cafe: SupChina.


The trial should run through April 4th.

Access Methods:

  1. Visit SupChina via while connected to the NYU Network (WiFi or VPN)
  2. Register an account using your email address.

From there, you can tailor your individual newsletter preferences by visiting The ACCESS newsletter is our premium newsletter which is included with an institution-wide subscription.

Please email us at  to let us know if this is a resource you’d like us to subscribe to (or not) at any time during this trial period.

What is SupChina:

SupChina is a New York-based, China-focused news, information, and business services platform, which inform and connect a global audience regarding the business, technology, politics, culture, and society of China.