Library Course Reserves (ARes) Maintenance

Dear all,

Due to system maintenance, the course reserves system will be unavailable starting at 9:00 PM (CST) on November 22nd.

We expect ARes will be down until approximately 12:00 AM (CST) on November 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions and assistance, please email

NYU Shanghai Library

New Look for Library Account!

We just launched a brand new interface of “My Library Account”. It will help you to browse your loans and requests more easily.

  • Or log in and access My Library Account via library catalog (BobCat)

  • New landing page:

Key functions:

1. Loans 

View current and historical loans, and renew eligible items. 

2. Requests

View and cancel current holds placed on locally available items. 

You may also see hold requests on interlibrary loan (ILL) items that have already been received and are being processed for delivery. Please visit your My Requests page to see additional options, including managing scan requests and pending ILL requests. 

3. Fines and Fees

You may check your library fines and fees, and complete the payment by following the instructions.

Celebrate with Children’s Stories

Today you might be celebrating – for International Children’s Day or for freedom after the lockdown. No matter where you are, we are with you to cherish the courage, hope and imagination we got from children and are hidden in children’s books. Here I picked some books we can reread as adults, or dive into this moment to be kids again.

The Secret Garden

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.

The Phantom Tollbooth

This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth’s gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked “Which,” Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

As a classical children’s story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has captivated readers for generations and undoubtedly will continue to delight readers for years to come.

Children’s Literature: A Very Short Introduction

An easy book to begin with if you are interested in exploring more children’s literature–what it is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Based on J.K. Rowling’s popular novels of Harry Potter, it tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.

5 E-Books for Leisure Reading

Many of you are on the way home or heading to a new place for the next step.

During the trip, how about reading some leisure e-books?

As I was searching for the top book list, I’m surprised how many best sellers are available through our library resources.

Check them out!

· Klara and the Sun ·












New York Times best seller and top one on Douban’s fiction list, from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go.

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside.





· Becoming Beauvoir: A Life ·

A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir’s unconventional relationships inspired and scandalised her generation. This ground-breaking biography draws on never-before-published diaries and letters to tell the fascinating story of how Simone de Beauvoir became herself.

· Atomic Habits: Tiny changes, remarkable results ·

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving – every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

· Where the Crawdads Sing ·

The story asks how isolation influences the behavior of a young woman, who like all of us, has the genetic propensity to belong to a group. The clues to the mystery are brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures. – Goodreads

· The Big Picture: A guide to finding your purpose in life ·

Although there are endless books on finding a job, this is the first book that presents research-based and tested material to help young people answer the question, What am I going to do with my life? It’s a great gift for a graduate or a guide for yourself.

Three Best Online Art Collections/Exhibits

One day, I saw my neighbor made a small toy house with his COVID self-test kits. Dumbfounded by his creativity, I began to explore art online. If you would also like to get art inspirations, here are three virtual art collections you can enjoy online from your home.

(Tap the title to access)

Met Museum Collection Online

From The Death Of Socrates to Monet’s Bridge Over A Pond Of Water Lilies, you can browse more than 406,000 hi-res images of public-domain works in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art online.

Art Institute of Chicago Collection Online

Peek into Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom, Georges Seurat”s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Explore their  thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection.

Google Arts & Culture

No one can resist the interactive art experience from over 2000 leading museums and archives. Through the Virtual Gallery Tour, you can virtually ‘walk through’ the galleries of each partner cultural organization, using the same controls as Google Street View or by clicking on the gallery’s floor plan.

To Explore More

Our librarians prepared some research guides to help you get started. For example, finding images, browse IMA resources, etc.