Dear New School Community,
We are monitoring the increase in coronavirus cases and anticipate limiting services for the welfare of our entire university community. We urge you to submit and pick up requests for print books as soon as possible.
We project that Friday, December 11th will be the last day to pick up books for Fall 2020. We recommend you request items by Friday, December 4th for pick up by that date.
Please be aware that library staff will be unavailable December 19, 2020-January 3, 2021. We will resume Ask Us, live chat and processing requests after the break. Our other services, such as library pick up, will be reassessed for safety at that time.
As always, refer to the Updates guide for service status changes. We remain committed to ensuring that all members of The New School community retain access to the resources they need to conduct their research and study. If you have any questions or need help with library services, please use our Ask Us service to chat with us!
With best wishes for a successful fall semester and a safe holiday season,
The New School Libraries Staff
Because the safety of students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, and due to the uncertain course of events, library spaces, both at The New School and NYU, will remain closed to patrons for the Fall semester. Questions? Please chat and Ask Us!
Place requests for books in our collections. You will receive a confirmation email (to your @newschool.edu address) when your items are ready, which will include directions for how to schedule a pick up. All pick ups are by appointment only, on the 2nd floor at Arnhold Hall. [If you can't pick up your items in-person, please contact us via Ask Us (email@example.com).]
Please be aware that library fines are now accruing on physical items. Questions or concerns? Please Ask Us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For access to copies of books also in NYU's Bobst Library, submit your request via the catalog.
The New York Public Library is offering limited curbside pick up. (See the New York Public Library's website for available resources and services)
E-ZBorrow is available.
Inter-Library Loan services are currently suspended for print materials. To see if there are alternatives, please Ask Us.
Physical reserves are not available. If you need assistance finding an electronic replacement or an alternative solution, please Ask Us.
All electronic resources remain available to our community on our website.
Scans of offsite material may still be requested through the catalog. Limited scanning is available for onsite items: Ask Us.
Inter-Library Loan requests for scans of book chapters and articles will be fulfilled whenever possible.
Faculty may use the "Book Chapter" form on the Course Reserves tab in Canvas and select "Staff Search / Scan - Please have library staff pull the material off the shelves and scan" to submit scan requests.
Library staff will continue to review all requests for electronic materials though fulfillment times have increased.
Return items by dropping them in our book returns located in the lobbies of Arnhold Hall and the University Center. Not able to make returns in person? Please contact us at email@example.com to make other arrangements.
If you have a library fine, we can assist by phone, email or chat (credit card payments only). We encourage you to make an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library holds on transcripts or registrations due to COVID-19 related issues can be temporarily lifted to allow students to graduate and order transcripts. Please Ask Us if you need a hold lifted.
Ask Us! Connect with a Subject Librarian:
Check out the "Remote Services" tab on this guide for more information and resources.