About the Library


The mission of the NYU Shanghai Academic Information Services department is to support the growth of NYU Shanghai as a comprehensive 21st century research institution. As a full-service library and learning environment, Academic Information Services brings together collections throughout NYU’s global network, high-capacity computing tools, and professional assistance by library and academic technology staff to provide a single point of assistance for faculty and students.


The library and Academic Technology Services are located on the fourth floor of NYU Shanghai’s Pudong Campus. The library facility includes a silent reading room, an academic commons for quiet study, group study rooms, and an information desk where library users may ask questions and borrow library materials. Academic Technology Services hosts the Technology Commons, which includes computer classrooms, specialized printing services, flexible collaborative workspace, digital media production lab, consultation rooms, and an equipment loan service.

Library Services

Our library staff provides comprehensive support for academic scholarship and instruction through the development and maintenance of the library collection, individual research consultations, round-the-clock virtual reference services, customized classroom instruction, course reserves, and support for course websites. Members of the NYU Community are welcome to borrow books and DVDs from our in-house collection or make use of our global delivery services by requesting items from other NYU libraries and via interlibrary loan. In addition, library users have on-site and remote access to over 1,000,000 electronic books, journals, and databases. Requests for new purchases that support curricular needs and individual scholarship are always welcome. Library staff are available for personal consultations via email and by appointment.

Academic Technology Services (ATS)

A joint program of the Library and Academic Affairs, Academic Technology Services (ATS) provides comprehensive technology support for faculty and students engaged in teaching and learning activities at NYU Shanghai. ATS staff help faculty realize their goals for technology-enhanced instruction and inquiry. From the seed of an idea, to project specification, to solution implementation, ATS is a collaborator, coach, and leader in academic innovation. ATS provides a wide range of technology facilities and services to support formal instruction and learning, and also to facilitate the personal technology skills development of both faculty and students.

ATS also connects NYU Shanghai faculty and students to the full complement of technology support staff and services available throughout the global NYU system. Staff specializations include computer systems administration, digital media production, instructional technology and design, audio-visual engineering, distance collaboration tools, and project management. ATS Staff are available for personal consultation via email or by appointment.

For more information about ATS, head to: http://shanghai.nyu.edu/ats

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