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Academic Resources

Libraries The New School operates three libraries— the List Center Library, University Center Library, and Performing Arts Library— which are open to all university students.


The Research Library Consortium of South Manhattan In addition to offering the resources of its own libraries, The New School is a member of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan. Other consortium members are New York University, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and the New York Library of Interior Design. This association is one of the largest interuniversity library consortia in the country—NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library alone houses more than three million volumes. Most holdings of the consortium libraries are listed in BobCat, a user-friendly online catalog that can be accessed over the Internet or by direct dial-in. All of the libraries provide information resource training and orientations for students, normally at the beginning of each semester. New School students also have reading access to materials at the nearby Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University. Through membership in the Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, students have access to more than 300 other libraries in the New York City area. For more information about university libraries and consortium privileges, visit the website at

Academic Computing University Academic Computing currently operates three general-access facilities for students. Each facility offers a wide variety of software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, graphics, and statistical packages. Students using the centers are supported by a fulltime staff and assisted by lab aides. Training seminars and documentation are available on supported software and hardware. Each facility is fully networked and offers access to the Internet. Online Resources MyNewSchool, the university’s customizable Web portal, uses a single secure sign-on to provide access to an array of online tools and information: Blackboard Online Learning; Self Service, where you can find student academic and financial information; webmail; library resources; personal and campus announcements; information about events; and much more. Campus-wide wireless Internet access on a secure network allows students to check email, download files, and surf the Web anytime. Students also have access to New School library e-resources, which allow them to find a particular journal, magazine, newspaper, or report in the library’s periodical databases quickly and easily and to search remotely for the holdings of the three New School libraries and the consortium libraries.

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