Instructional Services

For Students

The Library helps students with course- or research-related questions and assignments. Librarians are available for individual consultations and can help students organize their research, brainstorm topics, find resources for assignments, and provide individualized, tailored instruction in using online databases and other electronic resources.

NYUAD web research guides (LibGuides), are a great way to begin research. Created by librarians, these guides suggest subject- and course-specific print and electronic resources, search strategies, and more.

For Faculty

The Library aims to foster communication and collaboration between librarians and faculty. Librarians work with faculty members to develop strong collections in their respective disciplines, to inform faculty of library resources and services related to their research areas, and teach tailored research sessions upon request.

Instructional support for classes can include course-specific instruction in the library or classroom — via online tutorials or research guides or with instructional materials integrated into NYU Classes course pages.

The Digital Studio and Center for Digital Scholarship

The Digital Studio and Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), located in the NYUAD Library, are the campus gateways to digital and data services supporting scholarship, teaching, and coursework. Our team provides support for a collection of academic technology services to students, faculty, and staff for a wide range of projects. Our Digital Studio space is geared toward students' technological needs while the Center for Digital Scholarship provides help to faculty and advanced researchers in using technology in research and teaching. Our staff works closely with our NYU New York colleagues based in Bobst Library, to provide a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, and staff and a seemless technological experience across the globe.


Our staff provide advice and consultation to guide projects, including help with project planning, selecting the correct tools to achieve the project's goals, and following best practices in the use of new technology.

Hands-on Assistance

Digital Studio and Center for Digital Scholarship staff can help students, faculty, and researchers use the various tools offered, including demonstrations on digitizing video, using a learning management system such as NYU Classes to create a course website, using file management software to archive research documents and manipulating statistical and geographic data.

Supported Tools and Equipment

The NYUAD Library supports a variety of systems, software applications, printing options, and equipment that have been selected to help students, faculty, and staff meet their goals.