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! 

Our Library Space Is For All

Some of you have raised concerns that our library space is not meeting your expectations in terms of noise level and seat availability.

Our Library is a space that strives to accommodate the various types of learning activities, be it silent self-study, or light group discussions. We rely on you, the responsible student, to maintain that balance and harmony. Please be mindful of your peers’ needs when you are in the library. It is as simple as

  • Making the space pleasant for others – no seat hogging or reserving with your personal belongings.
  • Having group study and discussion outside of Silent Zone.
  • Keeping your voices low when using the group study room as the rooms are not fully soundproof.

Remember that our library space is for the entire NYU community. Let’s be considerate to one another.

RELAX. REFRESH. RE-ENERGIZE

Study Breaks keep your mind fresh and help combat finals stress. The Library has set up a quiet relaxation zone for you in the Curiosity Lab, right by the circulation desk.

Come relax, zone out, rest, and take a break from the busiest time of the semester!