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The NYSID Library is located at 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. Directions

Circulation & Reference Desk: 212-452-4169 or email the Library.

 Director of the Library and Archives  Billy Kwan  212-452-4171  billy.kwan [at]
 Librarian  Junghee Min  212-452-4174  junghee.min [at]
 Archivist/Librarian  Julie Sandy  212-452-4196  julie.sandy [at]
 Part-time Assistant Librarian  Marci Ranzer  212-452-4302  marci.ranzer [at]
 Part-time Senior Library Assistant  Drew Seeger  646-215-4169  drew.seeger [at]


Potential Service Interruptions Due to a System Upgrade

Dear NYSID Students, Faculty and Staff,

The NYSID Library will be going through some changes beginning November 2023. We will be transitioning from our current desktop-based circulation software and online library catalog (primarily for print materials) to an integrated Web-based platform called Alma. Alma is used by many top university libraries, including NYU and Harvard. And all the NYU consortium libraries (i.e., NYU, New School, Cooper Union, and NYSID) will be upgrading our systems at the same time.

This system upgrade will enhance your library experience at NYSID. Following the implementation of the new system, all NYSID library users will be able to use the library’s online catalog to search for print books, magazines, e-books, and full-text e-journal articles all under one single platform.

We are emailing now to let you know that this upgrade may cause some disruptions to several of our routine library services, starting from the end of the fall semester (around December 18th) to early January.

During this time, the following library services will be affected:   

– We will not be able to catalog new textbooks in a timely manner. This means processing of new textbook requests for spring 2024 will be delayed.

-You will not be able to check out books from the stacks or reserves.  

– You will not be able to search the library’s online catalog.  

With this in mind, we kindly encourage you to return any books that you have checked out from the library before the winter break. 

Fortunately, NYSID will be closed for the holidays for the majority of the time while this upgrade is taking place. The 2024 spring semester will be a transition period when the entire library team continues to streamline and enhance the system and update our procedures and documentations, including our online library guides and instruction sessions. 

Your NYSID librarians are available to help you as best as we can during this transition period. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.


NYSID Librarians



May 7 – June 9*

Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


*Closed: May 27; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: June 7

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