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Starting in 2013, each student at NYU-Poly is matched with a librarian who serves as his or her personal guide to library resources and services. Your personal librarian can help you in many ways including:
Personal librarians send an introductory email to their students at the start of the semester. If you are an NYU-Poly student and do not know who your personal librarian is, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an appointment with a librarian to receive assistance on your research paper or project. We can help you define your topic, select relevant sources, refine your search strategy and more. Fill out the online form to Request a Research Appointment.
Knowledgeable staff is available to help you at the Service Desk or contact us by phone, email or chat.
Getting Started at Dibner Library will guide you through how to find books and articles and the basics of library research (Graduate Students can use the Graduate Student Guide). For subject specific help and searching tutorials visit our Guides and Tutorials.
Learn how to conduct library research in your field by taking a workshop.
You can bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library and connect wirelessly to the internet. Or, use one of the PC or Mac computer workstations available in the library. See Computing and Wi-Fi for more details.
Visit the Printing and Copying page for complete details on these services.
Two group study rooms are available to reserve ahead of time, the rest are first-come, first-serve. There is also a DVD/Video viewing room available to view course related media or practice presentations. Ask at the service desk for access.
Need to renew books? Update your contact information? Check out Your Library Account for these and additional services.
Find scholarly journal articles, technical literature, magazines, books and more in the library's subscription databases. If you are looking for a specific article, enter the citation information on the Articles and Journals page.
Your professors will often put materials on Course Reserve so that all students can access them. Request reserve materials at the Service Desk by the author's last name.
If you need something not available at Dibner Library, request the book or article by filling out the interlibrary loan form.