Papers? Projects? Here’s How We Can Help!

Enter the last three weeks of the semester. Hang in there! We can make it!

Let the Library help you with your papers, final projects, and other key assignments.

01 Go with a guide

Facing overwhelming information, you can get a simple start from: Research Guides, which are handcrafted by our librarians with loads of premium resources in over 70 different subject areas. 
They’ll save you hours of search time and set you up to write solid, deeply researched papers.

02 Talk to us!

Ask a Librarian. Chat with us. Share your research topic and we can point you toward books, articles, databases, and more.

For customized one-on-one help, set up a consultation with a subject librarian in your area of study. Talking your topic out with someone knowledgeable in the field can open fresh perspectives and spark new ideas!

03 Keep it together

There are a variety of citation management tools to help you organize your citations and build bibliographies in a snap.

04 Go off script

Beyond consultations and research guides, check our popular Streaming Video, Databases, and Ebooks.

Your Library Questions Answered Working Off-Campus

Did you participate in our online Libroary Thursdays?A. Yes

B. No


Both answers are correct. We collected those FAQs and answers here to help your study and research.

If you have any more question while off-campus, feel free to contact us!


Q: What are the ways you can access library resources off-campus?

A: Through the library website or via NYUSH VPN.


Q: I need a book when the campus is closed, what should I do?

A: Submit an interlibrary loan request.


Q: What are some ways to contact the library when the campus is closed?

A. Email the libraryB. Use the “Ask a Librarian” chat box

C. Via the library wechat


Q: Before the library reopens, what is the recommended way to access Course Reserve items?

A. Check ARES course reserves systemB. If what I need is not in ARES, contact


Q:The campus is closed, but I got an email that my books are overdue! What should I do?

A. I will return the book after the campus opensB. If I have questions or concerns, I will contact the library at

Squeezed by your assignment? Ask a librarian

Drive you nuts when searching for resources for your paper?

Locked at home and look for some help for your midterm?

What about asking a librarian?

If you’re worried about what and how to ask for help from our librarians, here are some tips.

1. What can I ask?

We’ve seen all kinds of questions students have asked during the appointments:

How do I know when I’ve searched enough?

How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that’s hard to find?

I haven’t used libraries like this much or at all before. How to use BobCat?

I’m not sure where to start and would like to talk it through.

What are the tips about searching in an unfamiliar discipline?

About what I’ve found – is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?

How to use Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote?

It is too much and I am not sure how to narrow what I choose to read.


2. Where to find our librarians?

On Library’s homepage, you can find the chat box. Type your questions directly to the librarians, and they will respond timely online.

(This is not an auto-reply from robots!)

When the chat box goes offline, you can reach out to us through email:

Library Service Update in the Evolving COVID-19 Situation

Dear faculty, students and staff,As NYU Shanghai moves to swiftly adapt to the evolving COVID-19 situation, our Library is similarly preparing to accommodate this changing situation.We understand that access to library resources and the research services our librarians provide is essential to your learning, teaching and research.To better support you during this period of upheaval, the NYU Shanghai Library has updated our online and on campus services.

Research & Instructional Technology Services

For Faculty who teach online for the first time, you could refer to the Teaching with NYU Zoom guide and other recording resources we had on the Digital Teaching Toolkit site to get prepared.For Students who are going to take class with NYU Zoom for the first time, please follow the guideline before class to get prepared.It is recommended to join the Zoom session 15 mins prior to the class in case any technical issues arise.

Access & Borrowing
For materials not available to you immediately, we highly recommend you to request scanned copies of a book chapter or journal article through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.Meanwhile, you can access millions of e-resources through the library website, which covers databases, ebooks, and multimedia resources.Our Library staff team is available to help you with any question that you might have. You could also contact us by phone (21) 20595615, email or the “Ask a Librarian” chat box on the website. You will receive instant responses to your questions (from human, not a robot!).

Bloomberg Terminal Access

Bloomberg is a terminal-bound financial services platform that provides analysis and quotes, which is an excellent resource for finding real-time financial market data and business news information. It is especially useful for students majoring in Finance or aspiring to pursue a Finance major!

Bloomberg terminals remote access will cease by the end of 2021.  We provide on-site access to support your needs.

NYU Shanghai Library has one Bloomberg terminal located in the Academic Commons, opposite to the Wind terminal, and it is available for use 24/7.

If you’re in New York, Bobst Library’s Business Library has three terminals situated in the south wing of the 5th floor and one located on Lower Level 1 (24/7 access).

(Booking is required for both types of access.)

You can find out more about how to use Bloomberg on our Bloomberg Guide, or check out our short introductory video!

What is available in Library account?

  • To know the books I borrowed
  • Wonder if I have fines
  • Make sure my request submitted successfully

Access Library account on the webpage:

Go to NYU Shanghai Library – My Accounts – Library Account

Access Library account on phone:

Go to NYU Shanghai WeCom (企业微信)

Tap “Library”

Tap “Find” and then “My Account”

Log in with your NetID and password

Go to “My library account”

Here is an account summary

Go to “Loans” to check the books I borrowed (Pay attention to NYU50 & NYU52):

Did I return course material late and occur fines? Check “Fines/Fees”:

Double-check the request I submitted:

Check out a locker

Look for a place to put your heavy books? Get a Library locker on the 4th floor.

  1. Go to the circulation desk
  2. Ask staff for “checking out a locker”
  3. Pick one on the locker map
  4. Staff will scan the barcode on your campus card
  5. Get password and instruction

NOTE: Student is only allowed to check out one locker on campus, including Facility and Library lockers.

Introducing New Study Room Reservation System

Are you looking for a simple way to book group study rooms at Academic Building and Shinmay in the library? In collaboration with campus IT, we are rolling out the new study room reservation system.

Please click on the big purple “Study Room” button on our website to reserve a room. Or bookmark it for the computer or scan the QR code on the door to book through your mobile device

Please kindly note more than half of the room’s max capacity must check-in within the first 15 minutes of the booked time. Otherwise, the room will be released and become available for other users to reserve.

Watch this one-minute video for tips on how to reserve and check in to the study room.


New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead!