The library facility provides spaces for engagement between faculty and students, complemented by quiet areas for concentration and contemplation. Service to scholars is the primary mission of the NYUAD Library staff. We provide intellectual resources and technologies needed for research and teaching and offer assistance in their use.

The NYUAD Library offers a growing print collection and access to myriad electronic resources via NYU New York:

  • 121,000 journal titles
  • 1,200+ databases
  • 1.1 million e-books, audio, and video files
  • Over 50 software programs available on library computers, including statistical, audio, video and image-editing programs.

These electronic resources are accessible within the library and remotely. NYUAD users can also request books from NYU New York's 4-million-title collection.

Comfortable reading areas and small and large group study rooms create a productive atmosphere for research. The dedicated silent study area on the Mezzanine level provides plenty of space for students to focus on their research in a relaxed environment.

Reference and research assistance is currently available via telephone, email, chat, and in-person at our Reference Desk.

Information for Visitors

The NYUAD Library is primarily intended for use by our faculty, students, and staff. Members of the Abu Dhabi community may be granted library privileges through the Visiting Scholar program. If you have a special research need that requires the use of our library, please apply for this program using the Visiting Scholar Application (PDF).

More information about our Visiting Scholar Program can be found on our research guide.

Information for Alumni

All alumni are given access to the NYUAD Library on campus. By showing your Alumni ID and registering at the Information Desk, you will have access to our library services. Our librarians will assist you to get any materials you may need in the library. Alumni do not have borrowing privileges.

For more information on library services for Alumni, please visit the Alumni Benefits and Services pages.