Library Services

  • Library Space

    The library is located on the fourth floor of NYU Shanghai’s Pudong Campus. At the Circulation desk you can check out and return materials, and get research help from our library staff. The academic commons is open 24/7, and features both silent and collaborative group study spaces. You can browse our collection in the stacks, and find more tables for individual silent study.

    Book a Group Study Room



  • Collection & Circulation Information

    NYU Shanghai Library houses a collection of more than 27,000 books and 1,600 DVDs that support the teaching, learning, and scholarship of the university. Our students, faculty, and staff also have access to over 1 million electronic books and more than 1 thousand electronic databases. Not to mention that the majority of the physical collections of NYU libraries in other parts of the world can also be delivered to our patrons in Shanghai upon request.

    Faculty, administrator, staff, and students have borrowing privileges in NYU Shanghai Library.  

  • Ask A Librarian

    Librarians are available to help NYU Shanghai students, faculty, and staff with your research, and can consult with you in-person, by e-mail, or via our online chat services, which are staffed almost 24/7. For more information, just Ask a Librarian.

  • Workshops

    The library holds pre-scheduled workshops throughout the semester on a variety of topics, including citation tools, research strategies, finding streaming audio and video, how to make Google Scholar work for you and many others. Visit our workshop Schedule for more information or to register.


  • Alumni Access

    All NYU Alumni are welcome to use the NYU Shanghai Library. Alumni can use all print and electronic resources when inside the library but do not have borrowing privileges. Given the size of our space and collection, we can accommodate a maximum of 10 alumni each day. Access is on a first come first served basis. For information on Identifications needed for access, please visit here