Borrow and Request

The NYU Abu Dhabi Library provides resources and technologies needed for research and teaching and an extensive range of physical and electronic resources. The NYUAD Library is fully connected to NYU Libraries e-resources in New York, providing seamless access for our global scholars.

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Our Collection

Our growing collection includes:

  • Over 88,000 books
  • Over 6,000 DVDs and thousands of streaming videos
  • over 250,000 e-journals
  • over 1,400 databases
  • nearly 3 million ebooks
  • a wide range of equipment and software to help with research and teaching

The print collection is designed to support the undergraduate curriculum taught at NYUAD and is primarily in English. However, works in major research languages, including languages taught at NYUAD, are also represented.


To borrow materials from the NYUAD Library, users may search our library catalog, locate the item on the shelves, and bring it to the library circulation desk near the entrance of the library. The borrower must show their NYU ID card in order to borrow. See our loan periods in the chart below.

If the NYUAD Library does not have an item, see instructions for requesting from other libraries.

Other libraries interested in borrowing material from NYUAD Library via interlibrary loan should contact us.

Borrow Equipment

NYUAD faculty, staff, students, and family members may borrow a variety of materials and equipment from the NYU Abu Dhabi Library's Center for Academic Technology.

Suggest an Item for the Collection

Can't find what you're looking for? Students and faculty may nominate books, journals, e-resources, audio, and video recordings to be acquired by the library.

Connection to NYU Libraries

The NYUAD Library is closely connected to NYU Libraries. Visit their website for more information and resources.

Loan Periods

Students, faculty, and staff use workstations at the NYUAD Library.
The periodicals and leisure reading section of the NYUAD Library.

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