New Database: Caixin Global

Caixin Global provides financial and business news in China. It is the English language platform of Caixin, an independent media outlet in China with a Public Trust Committee to guarantee its integrity. Our subscription allows complete access to Caixin paid content, including their CX Flash brief stories and a weekly audio roundup of news.

Access Caixin Global via NYU Libraries.

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

Making Instructional Videos in our Digital Studio

Have a look into the digital studio, and find out how it can be used for faculty to create instructional video modules.

1.    Introduction

The Digital Studio provides the space and facility for faculty to create video modules (around 3-5 minutes) to support teaching and learning.

2.    Studio Setup Scenarios

Click to view a short video about RITS here

3.    Start to Learn

The production process includes five easy steps that focus on identifying learning objectives, instructional design techniques, and storyboarding to diminish lengthy post-production workflows.











For more information, email us at to arrange a personal consultation.

Canva: Design Made Simple

Canva is a great piece of software for you to create graphics, presentations, flyers, posters and so on.

1. Setting Up

Canva is a great online graphic design platform you can use to create graphics that look nice, and the best thing is, it’s really simple and user-friendly. Go to and you’ll get access to it.

To begin with, Canva first offers you a bunch of sizes, with generic ones like a square to more specific ones, like a Facebook header or a Pinterest graphic. And if that wasn’t what you wanted, you could also go with your own custom dimensions.

2. Creating

So after choosing what you need, and you’ll reach the page as shown below. There’s a column on the left, in which there are different sections: LAYOUTS, ELEMENTS, TEXT, etc.

If all that blank space is intimidating you, never fear, because you got LAYOUTS! There are lots of options that you can use to build your design upon. Just you click on one of them, and the design will be imported into your work area. And you can simply edit it—change the font, change the color scheme, move elements around, and so on. And if you find something in the ELEMENTS tab that you like, just drag it on to what you’re working on.

You don’t need to go through a hard learning process to make something nice in Canva, and the layouts are a great starting point. And if you know your way around designing things, you can also use Canva. You can easily upload your own photos or icons, and Canva’s library of elements and shapes make designing from scratch much easier.

3. Downloading

All your works are automatically saved on the website. Once you finish designing and want to download your work, simply click Download at top right corner and then you can choose whatever format you want. NOTICE that you can download your work for free ONLY when ALL elements you used are labeled with “FREE” in Canva’s library. Otherwise you’ll have to pay accordingly.

Enough said, now you can be your own designer and create your work with Canva!

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

RITS Teaching & Learning Series for faculty

RITS will offer a series of workshops for faculty covering NYU Classes, Digital Studio, Data, Innovation & Emerging Tech as well as GIS & Digital Mapping Technologies. Workshops will run on Tues, Wed, Thur through September at Room 400A. Please feel free to join us and enhance your teaching and learning experience at NYU Shanghai. We look forward to seeing you! Please choose the options here to indicate which workshops you may be interested.

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Systems Outage 7/28

Update: Libraries Systems Maintenance Complete. Access to electronic resources should have been restored.

Please be advised,  due to planned maintenance from 7am Thursday, July 28th  to 12am Friday, July 29th, access to NYU Libraries electronic resources may be unavailable.  During the outage, please contact us should you need library assistance.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.