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Lang Library Orientation Student Guide


The New School students can borrow or request materials to pick up at any of our locations:

  • University Center Library (63 Fifth Avenue, 6th & 7th Floors): Art, Design, Technology
  • List Center Library (6 E. 16th Street, 8th Floor): Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Performing Arts Library (55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor): Music, Dance, Theater

Use the Books & More search box on the library home page to find books (both printed and ebooks) by title, author or subject. 

Use Refine My Results on the left hand menu to filter by Resource Type - Books 

Searching here does not allow you to search inside the book.  (You can use Google Books to search inside books.)

Additional methods to locate books:

  • Browse.  Call numbers correspond with subjects so you can browse library shelves to find similar books.  Examine the table of contents or index to find out if a book is relevant to your research.  Go to our subject-specific research guides to find out where books are located.
  • Click on subject headings on item Details
  • Search ebook databases.

Borrowing books with E-ZBorrow 

Finding books in WorldCat 


Can't find an important title that you need?  Recommend a purchase.