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Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

Elmer Holmes Bobst library, often referred to as Bobst Library or simply Bobst, is the main library of New York University. The library, built between 1967 and 1973, is the university’s largest library and one of the largest academic libraries in the United States.

Bobst Library houses more than 3.3 million volumes, 20 thousand journals, and over 3.5 million microforms; Bobst also provides access to thousands of electronic resources in the forms of licensed databases, e-journals and other formats both on-site and to the NYU community around the world via the Internet. Within the library, there are several distinct special collections departments, including the Fales Library, the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives, and the University Archives of New York University.