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2020 TNS Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Libraries Hours & Locations

All of The New School Libraries' physical spaces are closed for the remainder of the COVID-19 disruption.

Fines are suspended and all due dates have been extended to September 8, 2020 . This includes materials checked out from NYU's Bobst Library and via E-Z Borrow. Please do not return your items at this time! If you have any concerns, please Ask Us.

All electronic resources remain available to our community on our website and our remote services remain fully staffed. Library staff will continue to review all requests for electronic materials.

Access to Materials

Physical materials:

  • Access to all consortial libraries including NYU's Bobst Library and Cooper Union is not available at this time. 

  • The New York Public Library is closed. (See updates & information about NYPL's online resources here.) 

  • E-ZBorrow is no longer available. 

  • Inter-Library Loan (ILL) services are currently suspended for print materials. Unfortunately, pending requests will not be able to be fulfilled. To see if there are alternatives, please Ask Us.

  • Books and DVDs that are on reserve will be inaccessible until the libraries reopen.  If you need assistance finding an electronic replacement or an alternative solution please Ask Us.

Electronic materials:

  • ILL requests for scans of book chapters and articles will be fulfilled whenever possible.

  • Scans of offsite material may still be requested through the catalog. 

  • All electronic resources remain available to our community on our website.

  • Library staff will continue to review all requests for electronic materials.

  • Our remote services remain fully staffed.

Returning Materials


Ask Us! Connect with a Subject Librarian:

  • via chat Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, 
  • email us (someone will get back within one working day),
  • or text us (646.480.6309). 

We're available to provide personalized 1-on-1 research help for students, faculty and staff and to give library instruction sessions to classes via Zoom.

Check out the "Remote Services" tab to the left for more information and resources.

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