Library Hours for Thanksgiving

Dear Faculty, Student and Staff,

During Thanksgiving, NYU Shanghai Library will be closed from Nov. 22 to 25. We will resume regular service hours on Monday, Nov.26.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at, or use the chat widget on the library website. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

NYU Shanghai Library

NYU Shanghai Special Collection Website Has Launched

Thanks to the Library Archive Working Group, we are glad to invite you to explore our newly built website of the NYU Shanghai Special Collection.
The Special Collection will continuously focus on archiving materials unique to NYU Shanghai community.  The records (posters and video recordings) of previous events held in NYUShanghai are currently available on the Special Collection website.
Besides, the working group is collecting the materials related to the University history currently. We are also open to the discussions on donating other related materials.
* Please note the website is only accessible on campus or via VPN off-campus.For any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact

The NYUSH Special Collection Guide Video highlights the general practices of using the website.

Library Closed on Mid-Autumn Festival and National Holiday

Dear Faculty, Student and Staff,

During Mid-Autumn Festival, NYU Shanghai Library will be closed from Sep. 22 to 24. We will resume regular service hours on Tuesday, Sep 25th.

And during National Holiday, we will close from Sep. 29 to Oct. 3 and resume regular service hours on Thursday, Oct 4th.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Hope you enjoy the holidays!

NYU Shanghai Library

Welcome Message from Library Director

Dear Students,

Welcome back!

This summer, we made several changes in the library to make it a better space for your study and research needs.


We can never have enough seats in the library for everyone, but we have made finding a seat in the library easier. Save My Spot can help you

  • keep your seat for 30 mins without having to remove all personal belongings when you go on a short break

  • identify available seats held by unattended belongings and give you the right to take the seat.

Check out the video or ask at the library desk on how to use this sleek tool in NYU Shanghai Wechat.


Get help or do-it-yourself, it’s your choice!The library’s new self check-out machine will help you reduce wait time during rush hours at the circulation desk.


The library installed a new sliding door to block out noise from other floors. Please also note that swipe access has now been enabled to entering and exiting Academic Commons after service hours.


  • 8 new high-end virtual PCs with 27″ 4K monitors in Academic Commons

  • Run everything from Adobe Premier to MatLab, Mathematica and more

  • Comes with excellent processing and graphics capability running Nvidia Grid graphics directly from our data center

  • Fast response times with upgraded 5G Wifi and LAN connections


Xiaojing Zu

Library Director


Library systems go offline July 10 starting at 7:30 PM

Due to system maintenance, several library systems will be unavailable starting at 7:30 PM (local time in Shanghai, China) on July 10. The affected systems include the library catalog (BobCat), book requests, e-journals, databases, Interlibrary loan and ebooks. The Libraries’ Status Page ( will have the most up-to-date information about the system status during the outage.

We expect systems will be down until approximately 5 AM (in Shanghai, China) on July 11. We apologize for any inconvenience. As always, please contact Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

Library Closed During Dragon Boat Festival

Dear faculty, student, and staff,

NYU Shanghai Library’s collection and services will be closed from June 16-18. It will reopen on June 19. Electronic resources are available 24/7.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Hope you have a wonderful Dragon Boat Festival!

NYU Shanghai Library

Designer’s Home Database trial through Sept. 30, 2018

You can now access a design database called Designer’s Home through NYU Shanghai Library.


Term of the Service: until 09/30/2018

Access Methods:

For PCs: direct access within the school’s IP domain, no registration needed

For mobiles: access through accounts (accounts should be reactivated within the school’s IP domain in every 3 months )

What is Designer’s Home

Designer’s Home is, at the moment, a leading and pioneering platform which targets towards skill learning,  resource collecting, material downloading, idea sharing and design competing. The resource library of Designer’s home is divided into five sections, which are tutorials, news, lectures, resources and forum. High-quality tutorials and lectures are accessible to the users, as well as the latest news and information in the design industry. Along with that, the website also contains features like overall analysis of designer’s ideas and progressions, online sharing space in the user’s community, too.

Designer’s Home is aiming to be a globally outstanding platform which serves designers in all sorts of dimensions. It covers nine main fields including industrial design, environmental art, graphic design, UI design, post-production of films, animation, game production, digital graphic, and photography. Tutorials on powerful software like Photoshop, Illustrator, CINEMA 4D on the website would be beneficial for various fields from still to animation designs.

Join in the community of Designer’s Home and have fun with designing now!

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