NYSID students have full access to the books, magazine and materials of the NY­SID library and a wider range of libraries in New York.

In the Library

Please do not eat in the NYSID library. Beverages in spill-proof containers are allowed. Please respect your fellow students and keep noise to a minimum, and take all cell phone calls outside of the library.


The NYSID Library maintains one color digital scanner. Students may scan images or documents from our collection onto a flash drive, the shared student drive, or to their email.


Only fully matriculated students with a valid student ID card may borrow from the NYSID Library. Undergraduate students make check out up to 10 books at a time, while graduate students may borrow up to 25. The loan period for books is 28 days, and fines will be accrued after that time if the book is not renewed or returned. Books may be renewed online for an additional period of 28 days. Audiovisual materials may not be renewed.


Fines are accrued by undergraduate and graduate students at 25 cents per day, $1 per hour for reserves and $1 per day for recalled books and audiovisual material. Students maintaining a fine of $5 or more may not borrow until the fine is reduced. Fines and fees totaling more than $20 will result in a registration block at NYSID. The fee for a lost book is $105 used for replacement and processing. Any unpaid amounts are subject to collection by an outside agency. Students who borrow books from consortium libraries are subject to the borrowing policies, fines, and charges of those institutions. Any destructive act toward books, magazines and other library property such as writing on or removing pages and images is subject to replacement fines and possible disciplinary sanctions, including dismissal from the College.

Consortium Policies

NYSID students and faculty may borrow books and use the collections at New York University’s Bobst Library, the New School University Center Library at Parsons, and the Cooper Union Library using their NYSID ID card. The NYSID Library is a member of a consortium that will allow students access to over 250 libraries in the City with a METRO pass, available at the NYSID Library Information Desk at the discretion of a Librarian. Students who borrow books from NYU, New School, and/or Cooper Union are subject to the borrowing policies, fines, and charges of those institutions.

Physical Hours

Fall Semester
Sept. 6 to Dec. 19*

See our virtual hours & modified services

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

*Also closed on Nov. 24 & 25

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Due to COVID-19, the Library is open withmodified hours and services.