How to find my library account?

Do you have loans?

Do you need to request a book from interlibrary loan, but do not know how to do it?

Do you need to pay fines?

If your answer is yes to at least one of these questions, then you should access your own library account.

How can I access my library account?

There are two ways:

1. From Library’s official WeChat account 

Find—My Account—Login to your account and check the records.

2. Through NYU Shanghai homepage

Library—My Accounts—Library Account—Log in to your account and check the records.

Now, you are able to view things such as:

  • Loans
  • Holds Requests
  • Booking Requests
  • Fines/Fees

Is your deadline for a book fast approaching? Are you feeling scared and anxious about the fines and fees? Do not fear because you can also renew your loans straight from home by clicking the loans tab on your library account.

If you are unable to find a book in NYU Shanghai’s library please feel free to request a book from “My interlibrary loan (ILL),” which is a tab located on the far left of your library account. The interlibrary loans allow you to request many different sources such as:

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Journals
  • Dissertation/Thesis
  • Audio/Visual
  • Musical score
  • Microform
  • Other

Because the interlibrary loan takes much longer for you to obtain the physical copy of the book, there is also the option to requests scanned sections of the book, and you can view your requests in processing.

If you have any other question, please feel free to email

Welcome to a New Semester

Dear NYU Shanghai Community,

Welcome and welcome back!  At the start of the school year, I would like to introduce the exciting changes and additions to the library.

Browsable DVD Collection: Our carefully curated DVD collection is now open for browsing during library hours in the Course Reserve Room.




DVD Viewing Room: This new room is equipped with iMacs and Blueray players for you to use our DVD collection for leisure and research purposes.



Curiosity Lab: The library will start to host our series of research and technology workshops in this new, collaborative teaching and learning space inside the library.



Expanded Chinese Language Leisure Collection: Through a collaboration with the Pudong Public Library, we now have 500 new leisure titles ready for circulating. Each year, we will bring in new titles to the collection.


I welcome you to visit us to check out the new spaces and collections. Hope the changes will further enrich your teaching and learning experience at NYUSH.

Xiaojing Zu
Library Director

Get Help – One-on-One Research Consultations

What is a One-on-One Research Consultation?

Meet one-on-one with a librarian subject specialist, who will help you develop or rethink your search strategy, identify appropriate sources for academic research projects and assignments. Consultations are generally 30-45 minutes long.

Interested in scheduling a consultation?

We encourage you to schedule an appointment by filling out a form on our “Ask a Librarian” page. Please be as specific as possible about your research topic.


You may also make an appointment with your subject librarians by emailing them directly:

Qinghua Xu
Reference and Research Services Librarian, STEM

Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion
Reference and Subject Specialist Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences

Please allow at least 24-48 hours for us to schedule and prepare. If you need assistance more quickly, please stop by reference desk or contact us via phone, chat,  or e-mail.

Visit us at the Reference Desk

Problems with your research? Ask a Librarian!

Having trouble finding the correct resources and information you need for any research project you have? Don’t worry! Here at the library you can find assistance for this, and much more with our librarians. You don’t need to make any appointment, just drop by Reference Desk Monday through Thursday from 1-2 pm by the library at the 4th floor and voilà! Help for your research struggles just some meters away!