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2021-22 TNS Libraries Updates and Resources

Status Alert

Due to a severe winter storm forecasted to affect the NYC area, The New School Libraries spaces will be closed Saturday, January 29th. If you need assistance, please email Virtual services and access to electronic content remain available as scheduled. For hours on Sunday and the rest of the semester, check our Hours page. For the most current information, please see our Updates Guide.

Posted 1/28/2022 at 12:30pm

Access to Materials

Physical materials:
  • Place requests for books in our collections. You will receive a confirmation email (to your address) when your items are ready for pick up at the Performing Arts Library (see PAL hours) located in Arnhold Hall. [If you can't pick up your items in-person, please contact us via Ask Us (]

  • Scans of physical materials may be requested through the catalog and delivered electronically.

  • For access to copies of books also in NYU's Bobst Library, submit your request via the catalog. 

  • EZBorrow is available. 

  • Physical reserves will be available when library spaces reopen. (Faculty, please see the Reserves Letter for Faculty.) If you need assistance, please Ask Us.

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

  • Inter-Library Loan requests for scans of book chapters and articles are being fulfilled. 

  • 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 continue to review all requests for electronic materials.

Book Drops

Arnhold Hall Book Return

Book Return at Arnhold Hall

Books may be returned in person via the secure book drops we have placed in the lobbies of Arnhold Hall (55 W. 13th ST) and the University Center (63 5th Avenue). Book drops are accessible when buildings are open (see Building Hours). 

Book Return at the University Center

University Center Book Return

Both book drops are before the security gates so no need to sign into the building to return books or other library materials. If you cannot return items in person, please contact us at

Returning Materials

  • Return items by dropping them in our book returns located in the lobbies of Arnhold Hall and the University Center. Book drop hours are the same as building hours. Not able to make returns in person? Please contact us at 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:

  • 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.

  • You may renew your books here. (See our FAQ: How do I renew books? or video tutorial: How to Renew Books.)

  • If you have questions, please contact us:


Ask Us! Connect with a Subject Librarian:

  • via chat (hours posted on the Hours & Locations page of the library website), 
  • email us (someone will get back within two working days),
  • 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 on this guide for more information and resources.

Libraries, Collections and Academic Services (LCAS)