The NYU Abu Dhabi Library is primarily intended for use by current faculty, students, and staff. However, we do welcome all NYU alumni and offer special access to high school students in Abu Dhabi and visiting scholars.


All alumni are given access to the NYUAD Library. Show your Alumni ID and register at the Information Desk for access to our library services. Alumni do not have borrowing privileges.  Read more on the NYUAD Alumni page.

Visiting Scholars Program

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 complete the visiting scholar application form, which will be posted when the program is running.

Please note that the Library's Visiting Scholars' Program is postponed at this time. Please check back for updates.

Guide for Scholars

Information for scholars interested in using the NYUAD Library.

High School Programs

The NYUAD Library welcomes visits from high schools in Abu Dhabi. A scheduled visit to the NYUAD Library gives students the unique opportunity to utilize the library's rich collection of print and electronic resources.

The library encourages student groups working on advanced-level research projects, such as the IB Extended Essay, to attend a personalized library workshop followed by hands on research time. 

NYUAD librarians collaborate with teachers and school administrators to create active and engaging library workshops. Library instruction efforts focus on teaching the basics of academic research such as, locating sources, identifying scholarly sources, and citation management.

  • A visit to the NYUAD Library is most successful when students are doing research for a real assignment. Working towards a common research goal helps students stay motivated and make the most of their library experience. NYUAD librarians are happy to tailor the session to best meet the individual needs of your students and their assignment.

Schedule Your Visit

Please contact us at least three weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.